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Handgun magazine used by a Yugoslavian partisan

Object | Accession Number: 1993.167.1 c

Browning Model 1922 pistol magazine used by Dudo Montiljo, while he was a member of a partisan group that fought the Nazi occupation forces and Ustaše collaborators in Yugoslavia during World War II. The Model 1922 was developed by American gun designer, John Browning, and manufactured in Belgium by Fabrique Nationale. The gun was adopted by many European militaries, including Yugoslavia, and appropriated by Germany after their occupation of Belgium during World War II. Dudo lived in Prnjavor, where he worked as a merchant when Yugoslavia was invaded and partitioned by Germany and its allies in April, 1941. After the Yugoslav surrender, Dudo joined the 3rd battalion of the 10th Brigade of the People's Liberation Army (Yugoslav partisans). While fighting with the partisans Dudo lost three fingers, including the second and third fingers of his right hand. After his recovery, Dudo worked in the People’s Liberation Committee in Hercegovina until the end of the war. The Germans and their Croatian Ustaše collaborators deported and killed Dudo’s mother, Rahele, and his four siblings, Rene, Klare, Smoela, and Morica.

Date
use:  1943-1945
Geography
manufacture: Herstal (Belgium)
use: Yugoslavia
Classification
Weapons
Category
Firearms
Genre/Form
Containers.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Yugoslavia
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:24:10
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