27 August 2015

0010 | Bio | Husein Đozo



Husein Đozo, deputy chief imam of the 13th SS Mountain Division "Handschar". A highly educated Muslim theologian, reformer and activist, who studied at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo and eventually became a professor at the Islamic Theological Faculty in Sarajevo. Today, he is considered one of the most influential Bosnian Muslim thinkers of the past century – but his role during World War II is rarely being mentioned. In June 1943, Đozo enlisted in the Croatian SS Division (later named "Handschar") and served in it as imam (Muslim religious leader) of the 28th Regiment and the deputy chief imam. He was also responsible for the education of troops and the training of imams. He wrote in a typical Nazi propaganda style, using the usual phrases such as "laying down lives for the great leader Adolf Hitler and the New Europe", about the mission of the SS soldier and the struggle against capitalism, communism and Judaism, all for the sake of the so-called New Order. After the war, he spent five years in prison and eventually continued his theological work in communist Yugoslavia as well. He died in Sarajevo, aged 70. In his honour, a couple of years ago, a primary school in Goražde which used to be called "Nikola Tesla" changed its name to – "Husein ef. Đozo".

Text © Ivan Ž.

Name: Husein Đozo.
Nationality: unknown.
Rank: Waffen-Hauptsturmführer.
Date of birth: 3 July 1912.
Place of birth: Bare (Goražde), Austria-Hungary.
Date of death: 30 May 1982.
Place of death: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
Cause of death: natural.

Photographer: a) Falkowski; b) unknown.
Date: a) October 1943; b) unknown.
Location: a) Neuhammer am Queis, Germany; b) unknown.

File source: a) National Archives, 242-JRP-20-53-35; b) Rijaset Islamske zajednice u Bosni i Hercegovini.

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Husein Đozo, zamenik glavnog imama 13. brdske SS-divizije "Handžar". Visokoobrazovani islamski teolog, reformista i aktivista, studirao na Univerzitetu Al-Azhar u Kairu, a na kraju postao i profesor na Islamskom teološkom fakultetu u Sarajevu. Danas se smatra jednim od najuticajnijih bosanskih muslimanskih mislilaca prošlog veka – ali se njegova uloga u II svetskom ratu uglavnom ne pominje. Juna 1943. godine, Đozo se prijavio u Hrvatsku SS-diviziju (kasnije nazvanu "Handžar"), u kojoj je potom služio kao imam (muslimanski verski vođa) 28. puka i zamenik glavnog imama. Takođe je bio zadužen za prosvećivanje trupa i za obuku imama. Pisao je klasičnim nacističko-propagandnim stilom, koristeći uobičajene fraze poput "davanja života za velikog vođu Adolfa Hitlera i Novu Evropu", o zadatku SS-vojnika i borbi protiv kapitalizma, komunizma i judaizma, a sve zarad tzv. Novog poretka. Posle rata je robijao pet godina i vremenom nastavio svoj teološki rad i u komunističkoj Jugoslaviji. Umro je u Sarajevu, u svojoj 70. godini. U njegovu čast, pre nekoliko godina, osnovna škola u Goraždu koja se zvala "Nikola Tesla" promenila je ime u – "Husein ef. Đozo".

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Ime i prezime: Husein Đozo.
Narodnost: nepoznata.
Čin: trupni hauptšturmfirer.
Datum rođenja: 3. jul 1912.
Mesto rođenja: Bare (Goražde), Austrougarska.
Datum smrti: 30. maj 1982.
Mesto smrti: Sarajevo, Jugoslavija.
Uzrok smrti: prirodan.

Fotograf: a) Falkovski; b) nepoznat.
Datum: a) oktobar 1943; b) nepoznat.
Mesto: a) Nojhamer na Kvisi, Nemačka; b) nepoznato.

Izvor fajla: a) National Archives, 242-JRP-20-53-35; b) Rijaset Islamske zajednice u Bosni i Hercegovini.

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