brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Omer B. KLJAKO
OMER KLJAKO, son of BEĆIR, born in 1911* in Nevesinje. Worked in the Dark Coal Mine in Mostar. Joined the Battalion in late 1941, fighter, killed in Zaborani near Nevesinje in June 1942 in a battle against the Chetniks.
The record of Omer’s death during the Chetnik coup is as follows:
“In the afternoon, around 4 o’clock, Jovan Glogovac arrived in the village of Kruševljane, where he reported that in Dramiševu and Zaborani, many communists and Montenegrins were killed, and 12 people from Mostar, who were disarmed, were held in the basement of his house. He offered to have the commander of the gendarmerie barracks, Ranko Ivančević, send about ten men to take over the prisoners and hand them over to the Italians in Nevesinje. Since the locals rejected this proposal, Jovan returned to Dramiševo. Upon Jovan’s return to the village, a Chetnik council was convened under the leadership of Novica Glogovac, which decided to kill the disarmed fighters. Under the cover of darkness, the Chetniks brought out the prisoners, took them to the outskirts of the village, and executed them: IBRAHIM ALIKALFIĆ DUJA, worker, MUHAMED HADŽIOMEROVIĆ SIPA, student, OMER KLJAKO, worker, BRANKO KOSJERINA, civil servant, MUSTAFA KREŠO, worker, SALEM SKIKIĆ, worker, TOMO STIPIĆ, worker, HIDAJET ŠARIĆ HIDO, student, and SALKO ŠEHOVIĆ, gardener.”
* According to the information in the book “Spomenica Mostar 1941-1945,” Omer’s year of birth is 1911.
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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