29 October 2017

0284 | Photo | Narodnooslobodilačka vojska Jugoslavije



Milja Toroman, a 17-year-old nurse from the Partisan XI Krajina Brigade (of the IV Division), poses with a wide smile on her face, and a German submachine gun on her shoulder, to the photographer Žorž Skrigin, in a small village at Knešpolje, at the foot of Kozara. In reality, the young nurse was unarmed, even more modestly dressed and did not feel like smiling; in order to create a more striking image, the photographer dressed her in a sweater, hung a weapon over her shoulder, fixed her hair and the Soviet cap on her head, and told her to smile. After the war, the photograph of the pretty (and long-time anonymous) Kozara girl was published for years in school-books and various other publications in Yugoslavia, as a symbol of Partisan struggle, youth and beauty.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Žorž Skrigin.
Date: winter 1943/44.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: "Women and Yugoslav Partisans", Jelena Batinić.
Number: 10 (p. 227).

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Milja Toroman, sedamnaestogodišnja bolničarka partizanske XI krajiške brigade (IV divizije), pozira sa širokim osmehom na licu, i nemačkim automatom o ramenu, fotografu Žoržu Skriginu, u jednom seocetu na Knešpolju, pod Kozarom. U stvarnosti, mlada bolničarka je bila nenaoružana, još skromnije obučena i nije joj bilo do smeha; radi upečatljivijeg snimka, fotograf joj je obukao džemper, o rame okačio oružje, popravio frizuru i namestio sovjetsku kapu na glavi, i rekao da se nasmeši. Fotografija lepe (i dugo anonimne) kozarčanke posle rata je u Jugoslaviji godinama objavljivana u školskim čitankama i raznim drugim publikacijama, kao simbol partizanske borbe, mladosti i lepote.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Žorž Skrigin.
Datum: zima 1943/44.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: "Women and Yugoslav Partisans", Jelena Batinić.
Broj: 10 (str. 227).

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