- Jan 2017
- Republika Srpska
Well, there are no exact numbers. Veselin B. Pavličević estimates that around 600 people were killed by the Partisans, but who knows, the numbers could be much bigger. The worst thing is that, immediately after the Partisans finished their purges, the Chetniks started their own, no less brutal.How many people were executed in Montenegro? I don't know much about matters there, I know there were both chetniks and partisans.
This is how Infantry Major Milorad T. Joksimović remembers Partisan crimes in Montenegro:
"They first started with the municipality presidents because of their supposed collaboration with the occupiers. In Haremi (part of Berane on the right side of Lim River) they killed municipality president Tomica Cukić. They killed him at the entrance to the municipality building; then they killed Batrić Božović, municipality president in Šekulari. They therew president and renowned householder Janja Korać from the Glavci village into a pit at Griža near Jelovica mountain while he was still alive after monstrous torture. In Polimlje they killed Vaso Laban, municipality president, householder Luka Miković from Buće village was killed while he was grinding grain at the water mill. They threw a 15 year old son of judge Radovan Grucić-Delević into a pit at Griža near Jelovica Mountain after torturing him. Into the same pit they threw tortured gendarmerie sergeant Panto Joković after they tore his flesh with pincers in order to inflict the worst of pains. (...) All those killed were first labeled as national traitors, fifth columnists, collaborators but no one believed them, because they were all national and honorable people, but they bothered the Communists so they had to be removed."