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Medalja za Hrabrost awarded to a Yugoslavian partisan

Object | Accession Number: 1993.167.7

Yugoslav Medalja za Hrabrost (Medal for Bravery) ribbon bar, awarded to a Yugoslav partisan fighter. The medal was instituted on August 15, 1943, and awarded to both partisans and civilians in peace and wartime for acts of bravery. The face features an image of a uniformed partisan soldier. On April 6, 1941, Germany and its allies, Italy, Hungary and Bulgaria invaded and partitioned Yugoslavia. Many Jews and ethnic minorities were persecuted and targeted by the authorities with many sent to camps or killed. In the face of this brutality, local populations formed resistance groups to combat the occupying forces. The largest was the Partisans, led by Josip ‘Tito’ Broz. The Partisan’s goal was to establish a socialist nation. More than 4,500 Jews served in the partisan resistance movement and approximately 1,300 died in combat.

Date
received:  1943 August 15-1991
Geography
received: Yugoslavia
Language
Croatian
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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