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Orden Zasluge Za Narod 3rd class awarded to a Yugoslavian partisan

Object | Accession Number: 1993.167.4

Yugoslav Ордена Заслуге за Народ III р. (Order of Merit to the Nation (People), 3rd class), awarded to Vlaimir Carin in recognition of his service as a partisan during the Axis occupation of Yugoslavia from 1941 to 1945. The medal was awarded to those who distinguished themselves in the struggle for liberation and merit in securing and organizing the Yugoslav government and army, and for achievement in the economic, cultural, and social spheres. Vladimir was working as a graphic artist in Zagreb, Yugoslavia when Germany and its allies invaded and occupied the country on April 6, 1941. Central Yugoslavia, including Zagreb, was formed into the independent state of Croatia, ruled by the Ustasa. After the invasion, Vladimir fled to Split, where he was captured by the Italians and transported to the island of Korčula. While on Korčula, he organized participation in the sabotage detachment of the island’s partisan group. In September 1943, Vladimir joined the narodnooslobodilački vojska (NOV, People's Liberation Army) and fought in the 3rd Overseas Brigade and partisan detachments in Yugoslavia. After the surrender of Italy, Vladimir was head of the Agitaciene propaganda department and was a Zemaljsko antifašističko vijeće narodnog oslobođenja Hrvatske (ZAVNOH, State Anti-fascist Council for the National Liberation of Croatia) war correspondent. After the war, he worked as a journalist, film and TV director, and writer.

Date
received:  after 1945 June
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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