The Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar is a monument of past times.
It was built in 1965 in honor of the Yugoslav Partisans of Mostar who were killed during World War II in Yugoslavia. It’s located on Bijeli Brijeg and displays all the features of a complex architectural, aesthetic and landscape design. It is a unique monument in the urban scale of the city of Mostar, and is of particular ambient value.
At the initiative of DÅ¾emal BijediÄ‡, the Serbian architect Bogdan BogdanoviÄ‡ designed this monument. The Municipal Assembly passed the decision in 1960 and was carried out by Mostar’s Parks and Plantations Corporation.
Preparation for the cemetery began in October 1960 and work started on 1 December 1960. Ahmet Ribica, a civil engineer, was in charge of drilling and dynamiting works on the hill and constructing the monument. On 25 September 1965, the 20th anniversary of the liberation of Mostar and the formation of the Mostar Battalion, it was opened by Josip Broz Tito.
There were all together 560 burials in this cemetery.
In 1992, the cemetery was badly damaged by war and dynamiting. Unfortunately fter the war, the cemetery deteriorated due to severe neglect, vandalism and devastation.
On 31 January 2003, a committee composed of Bogdan BogdanoviÄ‡, Boris Podreka, Amir PaÅ¡iÄ‡, Darko Minarik, Ekrem Krpo, Zdravko GutiÄ‡, Tihomir RoziÄ‡, Alija Bijavica, Milica Dogan, Florijan MiÄkoviÄ‡, Milivoj Gagro, Radmilo AndriÄ‡, Mumin IsiÄ‡ and Mustafa SelimoviÄ‡ was created in support of renovating the cemetery.
In 2005, works were fixed and various parts of the complex and greenery were reconstructed. On 9 May 2005, the cemetery was formally opened.
In 2006, the cemetery was proclaimed a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Today among local people, this place is locally known as “Partiza”.