brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Salem A. SKIKIĆ
ALIJA SALEM SKIKIĆ, son of AVDIJA, born on October 12 1922 in Mostar, taylor by trade. Member of the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ) from 1941. Joined the National Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments in spring of 1942. in Mostar (Konjic) Battalion. Fighter, killed in Chetnik ambush in Dramiševo in June 1942.
According to the fellow fighter Branko Popadić:
“N and V.G., along with 20 other residents who were former partisans from the village of Dramiševo (…), deceitfully disarmed and tied up 12 fighters from Mostar from the partisan unit in Dramiševo. On June 4, 1942, the captured fighters were taken to the edge of the village, where they were shot and thrown into a lime pit on the orders of NG. These were young men, mostly workers and students, all members of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) and the League of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia (SKOJ), namely: Alikalfić Ibro Duje, a worker from Mostar, fighter Džafebegović, Hadžiomerović Muhamed, a worker from Mostar, Kosjerina Branko, an official from Mostar, Kljako Omer, a worker from Mostar, Skikić Salem, a worker from Mostar, Stipić Tomo, a worker from Mostar, Šarić Hido, a student from Mostar, Alija Šehović, a worker from Mostar, and Kreso Mustafa, a worker from Mostar. In this way, 19 fighters were killed in Dramiševo alone…”
According to Enver Ćemalović:
“In the afternoon, around 4 o’clock, JG arrived in the village of Kruševljane, and he reported that in Dramiševo and Zaborani, a number of communists and Montenegrins had been killed, and 12 fighters from Mostar had been disarmed and were being held in the basement of his house. He offered for Commander Ranko Ivančević of the gendarmerie barracks to send about ten men to take custody of the prisoners and hand them over to the Italians in Nevesinje. Since the villagers rejected this proposal, JG returned to Dramiševo. Upon his return to the village, a Chetnik council was convened under the leadership of NG, who decided to kill the disarmed fighters. Under the cover of darkness, the Chetniks took the prisoners, led them to the outskirts of the village, and executed them.”
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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