brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Remzija M. BRKIĆ
REMZIJA BRKIĆ REDŽO, son of MUHAREM, born on May 20, 1922, in Mostar, a butcher, a member of the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ) since 1941. One of the guides for the detachment of volunteers from the city. In the Battalion from the autumn of 1943, a fighter of the 1st Battalion of the 13th NOU, deputy quartermaster, battalion butcher. Captured by the Domobrani in Doljani near Jablanica in May 1944 and taken to Sarajevo, from where she escaped. She rejoined the Mostar Battalion of the 13th Herzegovina Brigade in the summer of 1944. She was killed near Ostrošac, near Konjic in 1945, while ‘carrying plum jam to the fighters.’”
EXCERPTS FROM LITERATURE:
Remzija as a guide:
“The groups gathered in the Lower Mahala and in the houses of Fatima Vila, Đulsa Hadrović, and Münte and Avdija Pavlović, from where Vaso Maslo, Muhamed Bostandžić, and Remzija Brkić would take them out at night to the village of Baćevići, where they were welcomed by Dragutin, Desimir, and Ljubo Savić, who would transport them across the Neretva River by boat, and from there, Slavko, Risto, Spaso, and Vlado Ivanišević with Žarko, Mirko, and Simo Supljeglava from Lakiševina would lead them through Hodbina to Rotimlja, where Safet Džinović organized their accommodation and meals during the breaktime (…)”
Circumstances of Remzija’s death:
“However, even during that ‘lull,’ while waiting for the arrival of the 3rd Division (4 German mountain cannons, 75 mm M-15) of the newly formed Artillery Brigade of the 29th Division, the 13th Brigade lost, in addition to several wounded, nine fallen fighters. Alongside Stevo Lojpura, Muha Hindić, Halil Kurek, Halil Džambegović, Nikola Arar, Ilija Gavran, Ćašif Taslidža, and Salko Halebić, Remzija Brkić, the deputy quartermaster of the 1st Battalion, also lost her life. Some knew her as a courier from Mostar and the battalion butcher, who ventured ‘into no man’s village,’ in the gap between positions, to bring plum jam to the fighters. One of her sisters had already died in the Dalmatian Brigade, while the other, Deniza, was severely wounded, just above Ostrošac, almost at the same time her brother perished.”
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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