brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Osman A. NOŽIĆ
OSMAN NOŽIĆ, son of AHMED, born on July 21, 1924, in Mostar, locksmith. Member of the Communist Youth League (SKOJ) since 1941, in the Battalion since July 1943, fighter. He was captured by the Germans in Kamena near Mostar in July 1943 and executed in Ovojci near Mostar.
The arrest and execution of the partisan group in which Osman Nožić was a member is recorded as follows:
“The captured comrades were placed in the former Civil School, on the upper floor (…). During interrogations, all comrades were brutally beaten but none of them revealed anyone in the city, or their comrades and families who were ‘on the canal’ they used to exit to Dubrave. They endured all tortures until their execution and hanging. The commander of the Gendarmerie Station in Blagaj, Sergeant Mujo Đonko, reports to the Command of the 6th Gendarmerie Regiment in Mostar: ‘On July 4, 1943, around 2 o’clock after midnight, about 200 German soldiers from the SS group arrived in Blagaj from Mostar, accompanied by 3 officers who asked the gendarmes of this station to show them the way, or to accompany them as guides from the place Kaluđer bunar towards Stjepankrst.’ This report testifies to betrayal because the Detachment spent that night, after wandering for two to three hours, precisely at the mentioned location. It was not discovered who informed the Germans. Most likely, the German station in Bišina was informed, and they informed their command in Mostar through the radio station. (…) After a few days, 14 captured comrades were taken and executed in Ovojci near Lištice: MLADEN BALORDA, a worker from Mostar, ŠAĆIR ČELEBIĆ, a worker from Mostar, MUZAFER DERONJA, a worker from Mostar, ALIJA DRAČE, a worker from Mostar, MARTIN DRVLJANOVČAN, a musician from Croatian Zagorje, IBRAHIM ĐUKIĆ, a student from Mostar, OMER ĐUKIĆ, a worker from Mostar. ABDUSELAM ELEZOVlĆ, a worker from Mostar, SMAJO IBRULJ, a student from Mostar, NAFIK KAZAZIĆ, a student from Mostar, MIRKO KONJEVOD, a worker from Mostar, KRUNO MILIĆEVIĆ, a worker from Mostar, OSMAN NOŽIĆ, a worker from Mostar, and ŠERIF SELIMOVIĆ, a student from Mostar.”
A monument was erected in Ovojci after the war, on which the names of the executed fighters are carved.
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović, spomenicinob.info
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