Bosnian SS Officers

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Post by Juanjo » 31 Oct 2005 00:12

Thanks a lot Mike

Info for you

Cord-Henning Knospe
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Commander I Batallon/Waffen-Gebirgs-Jäger Regiment SS 28/Division Handschar

Mike, do you know others bosnian SS officers?

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Post by Mikedc » 22 Feb 2006 18:50

Still nobody who can help Juanjo with the following names???

Hasim Torlic
Vitatins Sackl
Mato Oreskovic
Jaroslav Ruman
Ago Omic
Fikret Mehmedagic
Krunoslav Vucicevic
Halid Komic
Adem Okanadzic
Ejub Jasarevic
Lutfija Dizdarevic
Sulejman Beganovic
Sulejman Silejdzic
Mustafa Moric
Alija Beganovic
Ivan Jurkovic
Nikola Vukelic
Philipp Njimac
Meho Memisevic
Zeir Mehicic
Ismet Cefkovic
Ephraim Basic
Zemko Banjic
Jusup Vucjak
Mujo Alispahic
Ibrahim Alimabegovic
¿ Karamanovic

I only know that Torlic was an Imam with 13. Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS 'Handschar'.
And together with alot of other Imams he went to Potsdam in 1943.
But I don't know his rank, don't know his nationality, etc. etc.
So if someone has some more info, hope you're willing to share.

Greetings,
Mike

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Post by conan » 07 Mar 2006 22:40

Is there some kind of convention or criteria for determining who was "Bosnian," as far as NDH 1941-1945 is concerned? Does it mean being Muslim, or being from Bosnia, or being a Muslim from Bosnia or having a Slavicized Muslim name? Ethnic identification was a little different back then.

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Post by Larry D. » 08 Mar 2006 16:06

Is there some kind of convention or criteria for determining who was "Bosnian," as far as NDH 1941-1945 is concerned?
It was a territorial definition.

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Re: Ajanovic

Post by Mikedc » 16 Nov 2009 23:50

About that Waffen-Ostubaf Ajanovic.
I've written down about him that in WW-I he served with the Austrian-Hungarian Army as an Infantry-Officer. And that during WW-II he joined the Waffen-SS and was CO from SS-Divisions-Nachschub-Truppen 13 between ??-43 and ??-44.
But I can't find the source for this anylonger....

But George is right, this Ajanovic could be identical to the mentioned Envert Ajanovic, only he seemed to have been no more than a Waffen-Ustuf.....And most likely with that rank he never could have been a CO from a bigger unit than a company, which wasn't the case with the Nachschup-Truppen 12 since that unit was in my eyes much larger than a company.


Mike

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Re: Bosnian SS Officers

Post by grekiskaGripen » 20 Nov 2009 11:46

Dmitar PIO-ULJAKI ???

Was he a croat???

Dmitar is the name for Dimitri in former Yugoslavia, most common for serbs.....

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Post by Mujo » 26 Nov 2009 16:19

Allen Milcic wrote:Juanjo:

Not everyone on your list is Bosnian. The following are Croats:

- Bozidar DOBRINIC (note spelling of first name),
- Stjepan STOZIR
- Vladimir BIONDIC
- Mato JURKOVIC
- Josip MARKOVIC
- Ivan BOJKO
- Marijan BRODARIC
- Djuro GOLOB (note spelling of first name)
- Milivoj LISAC
- Zvonimir MARAS
- Slavko ORESIC
- Borislav SNIDARIC (note spelling of surname) - you also have this same person listed twice, once with the German version of his surname, i.e. "SCHNIDARIC"

Best regards,
Allen/
pretty typical
when it comes to the mutiny, Croats deny their own being a part of it....but when a Croat is promoted to officer....gotta hold him up high huh

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Re: Bosnian SS Officers

Post by gorskizdrug » 17 Dec 2009 12:56

0311 wrote:
Allen Milcic wrote:Juanjo:

Not everyone on your list is Bosnian. The following are Croats:

- Bozidar DOBRINIC (note spelling of first name),
- Stjepan STOZIR
- Vladimir BIONDIC
- Mato JURKOVIC
- Josip MARKOVIC
- Ivan BOJKO
- Marijan BRODARIC
- Djuro GOLOB (note spelling of first name)
- Milivoj LISAC
- Zvonimir MARAS
- Slavko ORESIC
- Borislav SNIDARIC (note spelling of surname) - you also have this same person listed twice, once with the German version of his surname, i.e. "SCHNIDARIC"

Best regards,
Allen/
pretty typical
when it comes to the mutiny, Croats deny their own being a part of it....but when a Croat is promoted to officer....gotta hold him up high huh

13. SS Handžar division is formed as we all probably know on the request of Bosnian muslim officials, who were trying to gain more autonomy from the NDH authorities. Poglavnik Ante Pavelić agreed only if there would be chatolic Croats in the division too. The division was formed for a better protection of Croats ( muslim and chatolic at that time ) in Bosnia from chetnic and communist forces, cos Ustasha and Domobran forces where sometimes not able to protect citizens and property ( logistic reasons ). The division was to fight on the NDH teritory only!!!!
Mutiny in France happened as a respond from muslim members of division cos SS division Prinz Eugen ( made of Banat Volksdeutcher, some of them married or from mixed marriages with Serbs ) commited masacre of one muslim village near Sokolac ( Bosnia ) some time before mutiny. Plus all members of 13. SS H division voluntarily signed up for fighting against chetnics and communists on the teritory of NDH, not in France or anywhere else!!!!!
Remarks like above are realy not necessary, cos as I can see you are well informed, which means you are trying to provoke a quarrel where the quarrel is not needed.

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Re: Bosnian SS Officers

Post by frankoo » 17 Dec 2009 18:25

What where the highest awards this muslim SS officers get, where there anyone who get SS honor rings since other freiwilligers ( Duch, Sweden, Danemark, etc ) with high ranks did?

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Re: Bosnian SS Officers

Post by LMA-17 » 21 Dec 2009 02:22

Hussein Djozo

Born in Bare, Ilovaca, Gorazde County, Bosnia, in 1912, Hussein Djozo was a very well educated young man. After studied Islamic theology and law in Foca and Gorazde, he went to Cairo, where he graduated in theology at the Al-Azhar University. As a scholar, he was fluent in several languages, including Arabic. He later served in the pre-war Yugoslavia Kingdom army as a military imam and captain.

Djozo was a leading member of El Hidaja Organization in Bosnia before volunteering for the SS ‘Handschar’ Division in June 1943. As a Muslim formation, the ‘Handschar’ Division needs a cadre of imam-preachers, an Islamic military chaplain. Thus, by Himmler order, a new institute for imams was established in the town of Guben, some 100 km southeast of Berlin. Waffen Sturmbannführer der SS Hussein Djozo, was appointed to directed this course for Bosnian imams from ‘Handschar’ and, later, ‘Kama’ divisions. He was known made some anti-Semitic, anti-Capitalist, and anti-Communist speeches and writings

After the ‘Handschar’ Division Imam, Abdulah Muhasilovic, deserted with 101 his men to join the Partisans, Djozo had taken his position. He served with the division until the end of the World War II.

After amnestied in July 1946, Djozo eventually regained his university teaching post and was elected as President of the Ilmis (Muslim clerics) Association in the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1964. Even he served as Tito's interpreter during the latter's state visits to the Arab world.

In 1968, Djozo stirred a controversy in Yugoslavia after he supported former Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj-Amin el-Husseini, an old friend from his ‘Handschar’ old days, “jihad calling” against Israel during a Muslim cleric’s congress in Cairo. Even he promised that Muslim religious community of Yugoslavia would recruit volunteers from its ranks and contributed money for the sake of Palestinian struggle.

Hussein Djozo died in 1982.

Source: http://derfreiwilligen.blogspot.com/200 ... djozo.html

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Re: Bosnian SS Officers

Post by frankoo » 24 Dec 2009 21:19

No answer to my question abouth the highest award isued to bosnian SS officers or if anyone were given SS Ohnor ring by Himmler?

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Post by Mujo » 22 Apr 2010 10:21

Juanjo wrote:Anyone know the SS ranks of these bosnian ss men?

Hasim Torlic
Vitatins Sackl
Mato Oreskovic
Jaroslav Ruman
Ago Omic
Fikret Mehmedagic
Krunoslav Vucicevic
Halid Komic
Adem Okanadzic
Ejub Jasarevic
Lutfija Dizdarevic
Sulejman Beganovic
Sulejman Silejdzic
Mustafa Moric
Alija Beganovic
Ivan Jurkovic
Nikola Vukelic
Philipp Njimac
Meho Memisevic
Zeir Mehicic
Ismet Cefkovic
Ephraim Basic
Zemko Banjic
Jusup Vucjak
Mujo Alispahic
Ibrahim Alimabegovic
¿ Karamanovic

Regards
Adem Okanadzic, regular Jager (EKII)
Below is a picture of Ejub Jasarevic (Bosnia 1944), still SS-Schutze, even after recieving the EKII.
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Nikola VUKELIC SS-Hscha (MUTINEER)
Lutfija DIZDAREVIC SS-Oscha (4th MUTINEER)


I had a list of all the executed mutineers and their ranks somewhere.....
It was just a bunch of enlisted men, some Uscha.'s
maybe a Staff NCO, no officers
(I'll try to find that for you, since most of the guys on your list were executed for their part in the mutiny)

you can cross those 4 off your list :D

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Re: Bosnian SS Officers

Post by Mujo » 22 Apr 2010 11:23

This is the list of those who were in some way forced to collaborate with the main four mutineers (and sentenced to death)

SS-Uscha Karamanović,
SS-Uscha Ivan Jurković
SS-Rtf Alija Beganović
SS-Rtf Mustafa Morić
SS-Strm Jusup Vučjak

and the following are listed as regular "soldiers" (SS-Schutze)

- Meho Memiševića,
- Mujo Alispahić,
- Ismet Ćefović,
- Uzeir Mehičić,
- Filip Njimac,
- Sulejman Silajdžić
- Zemko Banjić
- Efraim Bašić
....and an additional 3
- Klaus Tilly,
- Hasan Novkinić,
- Suljo Suljčić.

well....that takes care of about half of your list. :)

LMA-17, you have some good info, thanks for sharing and your past help on this subject.

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Re: Bosnian SS Officers

Post by Mikedc » 25 Aug 2013 11:55

Allen wrote:
Not everyone on your list is Bosnian. The following are Croats:
- Mato JURKOVIC
But he was born in Mostar/Bosnien-Herzegovina.
So he was a Bosnien-Croat so to speak.

Greetings, Mike

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Re: Bosnian SS Officers

Post by jarek_g » 19 Aug 2016 19:38

Hi guys!
SS-Ostubaf. Ajanovic it was probably Yusuf (vel Yonuz) Ajanovic (05.10.1890. Zhepce - 16.07.1945. Sarajevo)

http://handzar.jimdo.com/drugi-svjetski ... ovi%C4%87/
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Jarek

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