brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Suzana Š. LAKATOŠ
SUZANA LAKATOŠ, daughter of NIKOLA*, born on January 29, 1923, in Novi Sad. A student at the Teacher’s College in Mostar, where she lived with her family. Her father was a musician and played violin in an orchestra at restaurant “Paris” in Mostar. A member of SKOJ (League of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia) since 1940 and a member of KPJ (Communist Party of Yugoslavia) since 1941. She joined the Battalion in late 1941 or early 1942 and was in charge or clothing distribution. A fighter, she was executed in April 1942 in Glavatičevo by the partisans “due to love affairs”. Her execution was ordered by Nenad Vasić.
There are two accounts found about Suzana’s tragic death:
Enver Ćemalović: “A special case is the story of Suzana Lakatoš, a high school graduate from the Teacher’s College in Mostar, a member of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia (SKJ). Before the war, she attended the Teacher’s College with Ljubica Mihić. By nationality, she was Hungarian. She had her own special views on relationships with men. Nenad Vasić formed a court that examined her relationship with a company commander. Suzana admitted it but said that it could not be prohibited to her, after which the order was given for her execution. Nenad had absolute power, and none of us could prevent Suzana’s execution.”
In one of Mensur Seferović’s books, there is a brief mention of Suzana:
“Gloomy and completely exhausted, we returned to Mostar, to our hiding places. I spent three days and three nights at Salka Alikalfić’s house until December 25, when I left again with my submachine gun to join the unit. At the head of the hurried column, messengers Ćimba; Vojo Ivanišević, followed by Salko Fejić, who had previously been in the battalion, Hamid Drljević, the young girls Munevera and Suzana, girls who would soon experience a tragic fate—they would stand before the gun barrels of the battalion’s fighters, then Vlado Mitrinović, who would—accused of being a Chetnik spy—also face the volley of shots, then Sofija, also known as Srbijanka, two Jewish girls from Sarajevo, and their comrade who had a guitar slung over his shoulder… I dragged myself at the rear of the column, overloaded: I carried a backpack, the only submachine gun in our unit, and ammunition.”
*according to the information in the book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; grupa autora (1986): Hercegovina u NOB 4. dio, Beograd; Seferović, Mensur (1970): Pred očima grada, »Informativni centar Mostar«, 1970; nagrada »14. februar« Skupštine opštine Mostar, 1970; Seferović, Mensur: Mostarski kolopleti, edicija “Mostar u borbi za slobodu”, knjiga 8, Mostar; Alikalfić, Fazlija, Seferović, Nusret (1989): “Zbornik sjećanja o Mostarskom bataljonu”, Skupština opštine, Odbor za istoriju revolucionarnog radničkog pokreta i NOB-a Mostara
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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