brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Zijad H. ŠEVA
ZIJAD* ZIJO ŠEVA, son of HUSEIN, born on January 27, 1920* in Mostar. A medical student in Belgrade. A member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ) since 1940, serving as the secretary of the party cell. An underground operative and party worker. He led a circle of doctors and medical students who “obtained bandages, gauze, forceps, syringes, vials, iodine, and engaged in petty thefts that did not go unnoticed by the honorable nurses Judita and Angelina, patriots who, not infrequently, “forgot” the keys to the room and the medicine cabinet.”
He was arrested by the Italians and interned on the island of Mamula, later transported to the Visco di Udine concentration camp in Italy. When a party organization was established in the men’s camp in Udine, Zijo was elected as the secretary. The SKOJ activists organized protest actions, uprisings, printed materials, and managed to establish a connection with the Communist Party of Italy (KPI) in Udine and the camp for Slovenian fighters nearby. “Women observed the situation in the neighboring (men’s, note) camp, and as soon as they noticed Zijo Ševa, Husnija Kurt, Gašo Ilić, and others gathered near the wire, they knew that some action was being prepared because men mostly discussed it along the wire.” He witnessed the capitulation in Italy, crossed into Slovenia, and joined the Slovenian partisans in the Brigade Ljubo Šercer. Captured as a wounded soldier by the Germans on November 14, 1943, and killed in the village of Tatri near Ilirska Bistrica*.
According to details from the book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945,” his name was Jusuf, with the nickname Zijo. The location of his death can also be more accurately written on the memorial plaque as Tatri (near Ilirska Bistrica in Slovenia).
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 (1961): Hercegovina u NOB 1. dio, Beograd, Vojno delo; grupa autora (1986): Hercegovina u NOB 4. dio, Beograd Fotografija: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3a5Zafyv8cY/Wu6-qpYwNHI/AAAAAAAAZ44/ySf6B8bqE8o2V95Tr6R0ASQ_F01u5AQyQCLcBGAs/s1600/x03.jpg; http://istorijskenovine.unilib.rs/view/index.html#panel:pp|issue:UB_00064_19510726|page:3
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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