brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Salko M. ŠUKO
SALKO ŠUKO, son of MEHMED, born in 1919 in Stolac, a member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) since 1941. He worked as a baker, operated as an underground worker, and was involved in special strike groups formed by the party organization in Mostar. He worked in Stolac and later in Mostar, where he joined the trade union organization and participated in protests against the pre-war regime and other demonstrations, standing out as a fighter for workers’ rights.
He was a member of a special underground group in Brankovac, Mostar, led by Muhamed Bostandžić. He secured illegal workers, accepted couriers, escorted underground and National Liberation War activists, and performed many other confidential tasks. He participated in carrying out sabotage and diversions, distributed proclamations and leaflets, and put up posters about the success of the National Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments. He traveled to Sarajevo on a mission and maintained connections with other members. During one of these assignments, while returning from Sarajevo to Mostar, he died in early 1945.
Described in literature as a “skilled underground worker who fearlessly and decisively executed difficult tasks,” and someone who “with resourcefulness and agility of a reliable underground worker carried out numerous underground actions.”
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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