SS-Division "Handschar" photos

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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by balkanguy44 » 26 Mar 2019 16:13

Hello, DFrolov1992 and Ivan

Thank you both! I’ve just recently read Partisan documents about the crimes of the “Handschar” Division. As always very sad to read trough such documents.

But my question was that it can’t be in the Herzegovina region, or?

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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by Ivan Ž. » 26 Mar 2019 16:41

balkanguy44 wrote:
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But my question was that it can’t be in the Herzegovina region, or?
No, the Birač area is north-east of Sarajevo (around Vlasenica etc). The museum archivist mistakenly wrote Herzegovina instead of Bosnia.

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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by Huska » 26 Mar 2019 19:15

Guys who is Dr.Akram Here?

The source of this photograph is Bubdesarhiv as we can see in the bottom
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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by Ivan Ž. » 26 Mar 2019 20:08

Who says there's a "Dr Akram" in the photo and who's this person supposed to be anyway?
As far as I know, the source of that unconfirmed identification is Nino viewtopic.php?f=51&t=77027&start=60#p1779300
He also misidentified Korkut as Bajraktarević there, although there's no physical resemblance between the two whatsoever.

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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by Huska » 26 Mar 2019 21:20

Yes Ivan it was really weird to see that he wrote Bajraktarević instead of Korkut :D . I am trying to Identify those civilians in the photos,do you have any suggestions on how I can find some information about the civilians,Ivan?
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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by Ivan Ž. » 26 Mar 2019 21:29

Not at the moment, sorry. But please, in the future, use sources more reliable than (mis)identifications such as those Nino's.

A note regarding the same photo: in his book, Zvonimir Bernwald misidentified one of the Hstufs in the front row on the left as Berger's adjutant Blessau (he didn't even specify which one is it). Werner Blessau is not in the photo. As I wrote to several people recently, beware of old people's identifications/memories; they are often wrong. Always try finding a period/reliable document to back-up an identification, if possible.

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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by Huska » 29 Mar 2019 22:48

Hi my dear Community,i found this picture that shows Handschar Members during prayer,can someone tell me who are those two imams





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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by Ivan Ž. » 29 Mar 2019 23:29

Hello, Huska

All I can say at the moment is that the third imam, who isn't pictured in the above photo, was Đozo.
See the detail from another photo from the same occasion below:
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Source: Beeldbank WO2, 3611

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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by Ivan Ž. » 29 Mar 2019 23:32

Front view:
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Source: Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum

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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by Huska » 29 Mar 2019 23:33

Hmmm,thanks Ivan,I am trying trying to figure out the Identity of the imam in the front,on the right.
Any better anngle of the imam in the front
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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by Huska » 29 Mar 2019 23:39

Here is the same imam speaking,prpbably khutba on the friday prayer,Source is Handžar jimdo,forgot the source
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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by Ivan Ž. » 29 Mar 2019 23:51

Huska wrote:
29 Mar 2019 23:39
Here is the same imam speaking,prpbably khutba on the friday prayer,Source is Handžar jimdo
I've just noticed that there are photos of three/four different events listed as "Bajram celebration 1943" on that site... :?

If it helps, a slightly better scan from Redžić's book:
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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by Huska » 29 Mar 2019 23:55

Maybe its Dzemal Ibrahimović
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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by Ivan Ž. » 29 Mar 2019 23:58

Unlike Ibrahimović, this imam was wearing glasses.

I think that it might be the same person as that imam mentioned earlier, pictured holding speech in Brčko 1944.

(Not sure; but he also wore glasses.)
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Source: Bundesarchiv.

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Re: SS-Division "Handschar" photos

Post by Huska » 30 Mar 2019 00:00

Hmm imam and hafiz Hajrović Mehmed?
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