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Blue and white striped ribbon bar for a Yugoslavian partisan

Object | Accession Number: 1993.167.5

Yugoslav Medalja za Hrabrost (Medal for Bravery) ribbon bar, 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 partisans and civilians for acts of bravery during both peace and wartime. Vladimir was working as a graphic artist in Zagreb when Germany and its allies invaded and occupied Yugoslavia 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 a writer.

received:  1943 August 15-1991
received: Yugoslavia
Military Insignia
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Yugoslavia
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:22:13
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