brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Radojka G. VUKOVIĆ
RADOJKA VUKOVIĆ, daughter of GOJKO, born on October 22, 1924*, in Mostar, housewife, the only daughter of the well-known Mostar revolutionaries Gojko and Zlatka Vuković. Member of the Communist Youth League of Yugoslavia (SKOJ) since 1940. She was in Mostar when the Ustasha forces raided their house during a meeting of the local committee on July 31, 1941. At that time, her mother Zlatka threw the first bomb in the city to provide an escape route for the communists at the meeting. Radojka hid at their neighbor Zorka Kovačević’s place, who would lose her husband Risto and son Borivoje (they were taken to Jadovno where they were, as Serbs, executed) around the same time. Zlatka was shot by the Ustasha a few hours later, and the next day her son and Radojka’s brother, Slobodan, was captured and executed. Radojka hid with her grandmother for a while, sewing shirts for the partisans, and later joined the partisan detachment. She served as a nurse in the battalion from the end of 1941 (according to the “Spomenica,” from spring 1942). After the Fifth Enemy Offensive and the breakthrough at Sutjeska, exhausted fighters were ordered to return to Mostar for recovery. By then, Radojka had lost her mother and two older brothers, Mladen and Slobodan, in the National Liberation War (NOB), and she did not know the whereabouts of her youngest brother Rade. She decided not to go to Mostar but towards Prozor with a friend. She was captured by the Germans near Jablanica in June 1943 and handed over to the Ustasha. She was killed in the Jasenovac concentration camp in the same year*.
The memorial plaque on the family house states 1925 as her year of birth. According to the “Monument of Mostar 1941-1945,” the year of death is 1944.
grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945; Deseta Hercegovačka brigada (spisak boraca); Seferović, Mensur (1981): „Istočno i zapadno od Neretve“, „Narodna armija“, Beograd; Miletić, Antun: “Koncentracioni logor Jasenovac 1941-1945. Dokumenta“, knj. I-II, 1986, knj. III, 1987, knj. IV, 2007, str. 2500, Narodna knjiga, Gambit, Belgrade, Jagodina ; Spomen-područje JASENOVAC; Konjhodžić, Mahmud (1981): “Mostarke”: fragmenti o revolucionarnoj djelatnosti i patriotskoj opredjeljenosti žena Mostara, o njihovoj borbi za slobodu i socijalizam, Opštinski odbor SUBNOR-a Mostar; https://www.portalnovosti.com/mostarke-otpor-u-zicama
Fotografija: S. Demirović.
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