brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Predrag Lj. ŠKROBIĆ
PREDRAG ŠKROBIĆ, son of LJUBICA, born on March 19, 1923, in Mostar, student of Gymnasium, pre-war member of the Communist Youth League (SKOJ), and member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) since January 1941. In the partisan unit from March 1942, serving as a platoon leader. Fighter, died during the Fifth Offensive at Sutjeska in June 1943.
This is how his comrade Enver Ćemalović remembered him:
“Where should I pause, what should I say? Maybe about the first attack and those who remained mown down beneath Košur, about the moments of anticipation when after crossing the Sutjeska, the entire hour was filled with deadly silence, when the concealed grenadiers followed our progress across the fields, meadows, and forests, when that part of Košur was covered with dead fighters and Nazis, when almost every third fighter had as much ammunition, bombs, and cartridges as we wanted,” said the political commissar of the battalion, Enver Ćemalović, recalling his comrades and the bitter day in June. “I remember those two, Platoon Leader Predrag Škrobić and the commissar of the Second Company Šefik Obad, a teacher and a national hero, through striking details: Predrag from 1941, carrying three rifles, ten bombs, and four hundred rounds of ammunition for the unit preparing to join the Partisans, in a sack thrown over his back as he walked from one end of Mostar to another, from Zahum to Bjelušina, sad that he couldn’t join him on the Velež mountain, and two years later, how he swooped down among the German soldiers above Tjentište, and when he hit one just two steps away, he shouted, ‘Look, he jumps like a rabbit.’ That’s how I carry him within myself.”
Predrag’s name was recorded on the memorial plaque in the Gymnasium dedicated to fallen professors and students. The plaque was removed during the war of 1992-1995.
grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945; grupa autora (1961): Hercegovina u NOB 1. dio, Beograd, Vojno delo; grupa autora (1986): Hercegovina u NOB 2. dio, Beograd; grupa autora (1986): Hercegovina u NOB 4. dio; https://poskok.info/mostarke-u-doba-okupacije-sloboda-nije-stigla-iz-bajke/
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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