brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Salko M. PEZO
SALIH SALKO PEZO, son of MAHMUT, born on November 18, 1921, in Mostar. A student at the Teacher Training School in Mostar. Football player for FC “Velež”. Member of SKOJ since 1938 and KPJ since 1940, secretary of the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ) branch at the Teacher Training School. Arrested and imprisoned multiple times. In one of the first groups of volunteers led by Savo Medan from Mostar in mid-August 1941. Due to the situation at hand, he was sent back to Mostar for underground work, serving as the secretary of the SKOJ City Committee for Mostar, a member of the City Committee of Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) for Mostar, and a member of the Regional Committee of SKOJ for Herzegovina. He joined the partisan detachment again in April 1942. Delegate of the founding congress of USAOJ in Bihać in December 1942, where he was elected as a member of the National Board of USAOJ. SKOJ leader of the battalion, political commissar of the platoon in the 3rd battalion. He was killed in Krekovi near Tjentište on June 13, 1943, during the V enemy offensive at Sutjeska. His comrades remember him as a “great lover of painting (…) and he carried a sketchbook with him on Tisovica where he worked on drawings. That was his greatest pleasure.”
EXCERPT FROM LITERATURE:
“Meetings were held – party, SKOJ, platoon, and even battalion meetings – all aimed at strengthening order and discipline in the units, where nothing good was mentioned, only weaknesses were discussed. There were also very successful events, which were taken care of by the Cultural and Entertainment Committee of the Battalion, led by Ismet Kreso, with the wholehearted assistance of Salko Pezo, the youth leader of the Battalion. Pezo was a teacher and a true educator in the education and upbringing of our fighters. The program of the events was diverse, and the greatest entertainment for the fighters and the people was provided by our ‘sparrow,’ who humorously shared stories from the life of the Battalion and beyond.”
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; grupa autora (1961): Hercegovina u NOB 1. dio, Beograd, Vojno delo; група аутора (1986): Херцеговина у НОБ, Београд ; grupa autora (1986): Hercegovina u NOB 4. dio; Seferović, Mensur (1957): „Tajna partijske ćelije“, Sarajevo; Deseta Hercegovačka brigada (spisak boraca); Seferović, Mensur (1981): „Istočno i zapadno od Neretve“, „Narodna armija“, Beograd; http://rsdvelezmostar.blogspot.com/p/fk-velez.html ; ZAJEDNIČKO ISTRAJAVANJE Yu NoStAlGiJa (yu-nostalgija.com); http://rsdvelezmostar.blogspot.com/p/fk-velez.html; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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