Belgrade Underground Movement 1941-1945. Documentary Movies Posted on May 22, 2014 Posted in Gallery No Comments Belgrade Underground Movement 1941-1945, commanded by General Draza Mihailovic, had more than 5,000 members of the armed. Most did not survive the war. Lazar M. Maksimovic, Belgrade. Wounded by Ljoticevci 1943, captured and tortured . He died in hospital Krusevac. Lt. Colonel Zharko Todorovic “Valter” – Belgrade, Commander of the Belgrade Underground Movement for Liberation from May 1941 was outwitting the Germans until March of 1943 when operation “Valter” ended with his capture. It was the largest operation that the Gestapo conducted in the Balkans. “Valter” was one of the few Chetniks who survived Mauthausen. After the war, Zharko was Colonel in the French Army and then a high ranking official of the French Government. “Valter” died in Paris after 2000. Communists charged Zharko with being a war criminal under a false indictment, and the same fate befell many other Chetnik officers who survived the war and those who survived Mauthausen. Communists partially made use of his biography for the movie “Valter Brani Sarajevo” (Valter Defends Sarajevo). At the same time, they hypocritically portrayed Chetniks as working for the Gestapo against the Belgrade Underground Movement for Liberation. Communists stole the core ideology for liberation of Serbian people and in their TV series, OTPISANI – THE WRITTEN OFF, perpetuated the stolen historical truth as their success. Major Alexandar Mihaylovic “Vili” (born in Belgrade), the chief of Belgrade’s Underground Movement after the arrest of “Valter”. His parents were teachers, and he graduated from both the Elementary and Higher School at the Military Academy. “Vili” was killed in a clash with the Communist Secret Police “OZNA” on May 1st 1945, near the Sava Bridge in Belgrade. Bogdan Milutinovic, a student of technology, born in 1919 In Belgrade. Along with brothers Nikola and Vladeta Pashic (grandsons of Nikola Pashic, the famous leader and prime minister for many years), Bogdan was one of the first organizers of Belgrade Underground. The Gestapo arrested him and killed in Yayinci on September 25th 1943. Branislav Stranjakovic (Uzhice 1923 – Paris 1998), alias “Branko Lazic” was a member of the Belgrade Underground Movement, a member of the United Democratic Youth Central Council and one of their three delegates at the Supreme Command. In August 1944 Stranjakovic published his first book “In Free Serbian Mountains” and graduated with PhD in Geneva. He was a world renowned expert on the History of Communism and the editor of the journal “East-West”. Todor Tadic, born in 1920 in Belgrade, was a jocular student and very popular with the youth of the Serbian Cultural Club. In the beginning 1942, he was in the first Youth Detachment in Sopot. Tadic subsequently returned to Belgrade and was appointed Commander of the Underground Belgrade Organization OS 501 (Youth Headquarter 501). On May 10th 1943 the Gestapo arrested him and on March 15th 1944 Tadic died in Mauthausen. Tihomir Yakshic, Belgrade (a radiotelegraphic operator) was arrested by the radio station at his apartment attic- 94 Kralj Aleksandar Street. On 19th April 1943 Yakshic was killed Dragoslav Radivoyevic, born in 1920 in Belgrade, was a police agent, joined the Underground Movement and became a member of the Supreme Youth Trio. The Gestapo arrested him on the night of July 10th and killed on 11th 1943. Michael Naumovic 1941st Michael Naumovic 1943/1944 . He died on 19 July 1944 in the fight against the Communists Stojan Stefanovic. After the war, in prison , died in Belgrade Vinko Konjikovic . The Germans shot him in Jajinci George Jovovic was born in 1919th in Rostov, Russia . He was arrested by the Gestapo during the night of July 10 and 11 in 1943. Was shot in Jajinci Vladan Ilic, student. He was arrested by the Gestapo, was killed in Mauthausen 1943. Vladeta Jovanovic, student . He was killed in battle against the Communists in late in 1944. Dusan Prljincevic . He was murdered by the Communists in November in 1944. Mike Todorovic. Emigrated , was killed in 1945. Accidentally by Swiss soldiers Vukoman Aracic , born in 1924. Belgrade. The German guards wounded him. He died of septicemia on October 30 in 1944.