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Uloga takozvane narodne garde u gušenju Husinske bune
The role of the so-called National Guard in suppressing the rebelion of Husino

Author(s): Omer Hamzić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Arhivističko udruženje Bosne i Hercegovine AUBiH
Keywords: Husinska buna; Husino; Tuzla; Dimitrije Grudić; žandarmerija; „Obznana“; štrajk rudara.

Summary/Abstract: National-religious composition of miners strikers (Catholics and Muslims), versus the national-religious composition of the members of the National Guard and other “forces of order” (exclusively Serbs), leads us to the conclusion that in Husino rebellion, among the class also had elements of the national conflict. If there were not a direct cause of unrest, these national antagonisms (which escalated through the participation of the National Guard to repress rebellion of Husino) certainly provided food or encouraged the radicalization of class conflict - all the way to the application of state terror, and finally falling dead heads. It is no coincidence as to the radicalization occurred through Husino revolt in the wider area of Tuzla, and in regions predominantly inhabited by Catholics and Muslims, and the intervention began on the very Christmas. From the available sources, it is evident that the members of the National Guard, mostly armed civilians gave a strong, perhaps decisive support of the police and gendarmerie during suffocation of the revolt. Although when it committed serious crimes, including murder, they either did not get punished or had to pay symbolic fines in court, on the other hand, there was no mercy for accused strikers. They were condamned that under the guise of class struggle, Croats and Muslims (Bosniaks) used mining strikes for destroying young Serbian state, the commanders of the Greater Belgrade did not choose the means to stop them from doing so. For this, and inferred that a riot was done by a dominant class, but one part of a national conflict with far-reaching consequences. Because of these issues, sentences of trial participants of Husino revolt (which they claim is attached), should be reviewed, not so much for its legal audit, but to determine an objective historical truth.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 42
  • Page Range: 175-184
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bosnian