brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Mustafa M. ALIKALFIĆ
MUSTAFA ALIKALFIĆ BRKO, son of MUHAMED, born on January 14, 1921* in Mostar, student of the Trade Academy, member of SKOJ since 1938 and KPJ since 1941. Secretary of the SKOJ group in school. Party courier during the organization and preparation of the uprising. As the SKOJ member, he attempted to assassinate the Chetnik leader Dobrosav Jevđević twice. During one attempt to retrieve weapons from Italian soldiers in Mostar (who presented themselves as antifascists but were agents of “OVRA”), he was caught and imprisoned with a group of youth but released due to lack of evidence. He was one of the guides who led the largest voluntary partisan detachments out of Mostar and himself served in the Mostar Battalion from December 1941. He was a platoon commander. He died in Žuglići near Konjic in March 1943.
Enver Ćemalović about the death of Mustafa Alikalfić Brko (EXCERPT FROM LITERATURE):
“One evening, when they were returning from a meeting in the village, MUSTAFA ALIKALFIĆ BRKO, a student, ĐORĐE BOROZAN, a worker, MUSTAFA LAKIŠIĆ, a worker, and SABRIJA PUZIĆ, the company commissar, all from Mostar, encountered a Chetnik ambush. The Chetniks crossed the Neretva River and killed our comrades who were moving in a group. Shooting intermittently continued throughout the night, particularly from the Chetniks on the other side of the Neretva, dispersing their own fear. None of us paid attention to the shots from the railway line. At dawn, a patrol found the dead comrades from whom the Chetniks had stripped clothing and shoes. The Battalion mourned the loss of these veteran fighters who had been with us since the beginning of the uprising.”
* According to the data from the book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945,” Mustafa was born in 1921.
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon: grupa autora (1986): Hercegovina u NOB br. 2, Beograd; Seferović, Mensur (1957): „Tajna partijske ćelije“, Sarajevo; Drago Karlo Miletić, članak „Italijanska reokupacija Mostara (septembar 1941 – juni 1943), Hercegovina br 7.; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Fotografija: S. Demirović
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