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Yugoslav Orden za Hrabrost ribbon bar awarded to a Yugoslavian partisan

Object | Accession Number: 1993.167.3

Yugoslav Медаље за Храброст (Order of Bravery) ribbon bar awarded to Dudo Montiljo on April 1, 1949, in recognition for his efforts as a partisan during the Axis occupation of Yugoslavia from 1941 to 1945. The medal was instituted on August 15, 1943, and awarded to both military personnel and civilians for acts of bravery during World War II. The motto of the Yugoslavian partisan movement, “Death to fascism, freedom to the people” is embossed on the face. 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
received:  1949 April 01
Geography
received: Yugoslavia
Classification
Military Insignia
Category
Medals
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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