brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Ramiza R. FORIĆ
RAMIZA FORIĆ, daughter of REDŽEP, born in 1924 in Nevesinje, worker at the Tobacco Station in Mostar. In the Battalion since the beginning of 1942, she served as a nurse and was a member of the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ). During the Chetnik coup in June 1942, she was returned to Mostar from Crno Polje due to exhaustion. Captured by the Ustasha militia in Bijelo Polje near Mostar, she was interned in the Mamula camp (Prevlaka). According to a short biography, her health was weakened as she was beaten, and she was released from the camp after her condition deteriorated. She passed away in Mostar in 1943.
Enver Ćemalović recalled:
“On the morning of June 17, the Battalion Headquarters decided to send a second group to Mostar, which included: RAMIZA FORIĆ, HAJRUDIN JAKIROVIĆ HUTKA, MARTIN RAGUZ, SALKO SELIMOVIĆ, and HUSO TRBONJA. The group set off across the Prenj mountains and marched throughout the night until they descended into Bijelo Polje in the morning. They encountered an ambush by the Ustasha militia, who opened fire on them at close range, injuring Jakirović, Raguž, and Trbonja. The Ustasha captured the entire group and beat them with rifle butts, especially Ramiza, to the extent that the Italians, after their internment, released her due to her illness. She passed away a few months later. The captured group was brought tied with wire in front of a house, where the gathered crowd spat at them. The Italians, who were camped nearby, heard the gunfire and came in a truck to collect the captured individuals, taking them to the Northern camp.”
Mahmud Konjhodžić left the following brief account of Ramiza’s death:
“Mlada djevojka Ramiza Forić from the Pasjak workers’ settlement in Mostar was a prominent activist among the youth before the war. She had only been in the partisans for two months when she was sent back to Mostar for underground work. Reluctantly, she agreed, but she would have preferred to stay in the unit with a rifle in her hands. She cried at the farewell, but it had to be done. Shortly after that, the Chetniks captured Ramiza in Bijelo Polje, beat her, and then handed her over to the Italian fascists. They interrogated Ramiza, trying to extract information about underground activities, but despite the abuse, she did not utter a word. The Italians transferred Ramiza to the Mamula concentration camp, and from there, after further mistreatment, she was taken to the hospital. The fascists called her sister Šemsa to come and take Ramiza, who was beaten and seriously ill. Šemsa took her, but the next day she succumbed.”
grupa autora (1988): Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; 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, str 145.; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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