brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Šamila O. BILIĆ
ŠAMILA ŠANA BILIĆ, daughter of OSMAN, born on June 3, 1921, in Mostar. She was a worker at the Tobacco Factory in Mostar. She was a pre-war member of the League of Communist Youth (SKOJ) and Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ), serving as the secretary of the KPJ cell since 1940. In June 1941, she was together with a group of girls (Tanja Peško, Fadila Bilal, Emina-Mina Haćam, Sonja Milićević) at a secret meeting in a pine forest on Hum, where they discussed how to establish a women’s organization. She joined the National Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments in March 1942 for Eastern Herzegovina and worked at the Operational Staff for Herzegovina. She was a fighter. During the Chetnik coup in May 1942, she was captured by the Muslim militia (“ćatićevci”) in Podveležje. After that, she lived underground in Mostar, where she was killed in 1943 (according to one source, at the end of 1942).
EXCERPT FROM LITERATURE:
“Šemsudin Dizdar went to Mostar not only as a liaison but to learn about the organization and events in Herzegovina. By the decision of the members of the KPJ Mostar group, Luka Kurilić and Dr. Vlado Jokanović with his son Ognjen were sent to Mostar due to exhaustion, and Mustafa Balić due to night blindness, with Ljubo Nikolić appointed as their guide. All the others set out the next day towards the Konjički battalion. When they crossed Brasina and Prijevorac, around noon, the column was attacked by members of the Ustaše militia called ‘ćatićevci.’ On that occasion, the following individuals were killed: HILMIJA BABOVIĆ, a worker from Trebinje, ASIM BUĆ, a peasant from Bivolje Brdo near Čapljina, and ALIJA ULAKOVIĆ, a peasant from Bivolje Brdo near Čapljina. Sana Bilić was captured.” (E. Ćemalović, Mostar Battalion).
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; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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