08 April 2016

0154 | Photo | Höherer SS- und Polizeiführer Alpenland



The chief of the Trbovlje Branch Office of the Secret Police, SS-Untersturmführer Georg Kramhöller, inspects a Steyr 200 car – one of four vehicles ambushed (unplannedly) by the Partisans, members of the III (Veličko's) Company of the Savinja Battalion. During those days, a car of the Trbovlje Branch Office of the Secret Police travelled the Trbovlje–Hrastnik road every day, gathering information on the local Partisans and their aides. On the early morning of 25 September 1942, in a forest beside the road between Sv. Marko and Boben, Veličko's Company waited for the car in ambush. The first vehicle appeared from the direction of Sv. Marko: a motorcycle – with Partisan supporters. And then, from the opposite direction, a German half-track (with a civilian trailer) came along, followed by a car of the German Settlement Company (from Radeče) and, right after, a car of the Styrian Homeland Union (Trbovlje district), in which drove several high officials of the organisation: the district leader Heribert Eberhardt (wounded in the arm; escaped), his colleague Gutsmandl (wounded in the neck and shoulders; escaped), and the chief of the Labour Political Office, Konrad Goschnigg (killed). At that moment, Partisans did not even know whom they attacked – they thought that these were the policemen they had been waiting for. Then, from the same direction, another car came along, in which drove the government inspector from Graz, Prader (who escaped as well). In the end, the police car never even passed this way; it was stopped in the meantime by the wounded Eberhardt and Gutsmandl, who drove off in it (using a different road) to the hospital. The Partisans set the four stopped vehicles on fire, and retreated into the woods. A month and a half later, Veličko's Company was destroyed. Its captured members were tortured and exposed to a public ridicule (in Celje), together with corpses of their comrades. The unit was reformed during the winter – and destroyed again soon afterwards; this time was also killed the commander himself, Lojze Hafner Veličko.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: 25 September 1942.
Location: Sv. Marko (Trbovlje), Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Muzej istorije Jugoslavije / Znaci, 4015.

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Šef Ispostave tajne policije u Trbovlju, SS-unteršturmfirer Georg Kramheler, pregleda automobil Štajr 200 – jedno od četiri vozila napadnutih (neplanski) iz zasede od strane partizana, pripadnika III (Veličkove) čete Savinjskog bataljona. Tih je dana putem Trbovlje–Hrastnik svakodnevno prolazio automobil Ispostave tajne policije u Trbovlju, prikupljajući informacije o tamošnjim partizanima i njihovim saradnicima. U rano jutro 25. septembra 1942. godine, u šumi pored puta između Sv. Marka i Bobena, automobil je u zasedi čekala Veličkova četa. Prvo vozilo se pojavilo iz pravca Sv. Marka: jedan motocikl – sa partizanskim simpatizerima. A onda je iz suprotnog pravca naišao nemački poluguseničar (sa civilnom prikolicom), za njim i automobil Nemačke firme za naseljavanje (iz Radeča) i, ubrzo potom, jedan automobil Štajerskog domovinskog saveza (trbovljanskog sreza), u kojem se nalazilo nekoliko visokih funkcionera ove organizacije: sreski vođa Heribert Eberhart (ranjen u ruku; pobegao), njegov kolega Gutsmandl (ranjen u vrat i pleća; pobegao), i šef radno-političkog odeljenja, Konrad Gošnik (ubijen). U tom trenutku partizani nisu ni znali koga su napali – mislili su da su to policajci koje su čekali. Zatim je iz istog pravca naišao još jedan automobil, u kojem se nalazio vladin inspektor iz Graca, Prader (koji je takođe pobegao). Policijski automobil na kraju ovuda nije ni prošao; u međuvremenu su ga presreli ranjeni Eberhart i Gutsmandl, i njime se odvezli (drugim putem) u bolnicu. Partizani su četiri zaustavljena vozila zapalili, i povukli se u šumu. Mesec i po dana kasnije, Veličkova četa je uništena. Njeni zarobljeni pripadnici su mučeni, i izloženi javnom ruglu (u Celju), zajedno sa leševima svojih drugova. Jedinica je preko zime obnovljena – i ubrzo ponovo uništena; ovom prilikom je ubijen i njen komandir, Lojze Hafner Veličko.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: 25. septembar 1942.
Mesto: Sv. Marko (Trbovlje), Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Muzej istorije Jugoslavije / Znaci, 4015.

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