Husejin Biščević (28 July 1884-?) was the highest ranking Bosnian military officer in the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian) during World War II.
Life[edit | edit source]
He was an early volunteer for the Waffen SS Division and was appointed SS Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel). He was posted to the Flak Abteilung 13 in August 1943 and acted as a father figure to the younger men. However he was deemed unsuitable to led men in combat and replaced on 1 March 1944.
Little is known of his fate after the war.
References[edit | edit source]
- Lepre, George (2000). Himmler's Bosnian Division: The Waffen-SS Handschar Division 1943-1945 Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 0-7643-0134-9 , p.118.
Literature[edit | edit source]
- Munoz, Antonio J., editor. The East Came West: Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist Volunteers in the German Armed Forces. (chapters 2 and 13) Bayside, NY: Axis Europa, 2001 ISBN 1-891227-39-4
- Malcolm, Noel (1996). Bosnia: A Short History. New York University Press. ISBN 0-8147-5561-5
- Lepre, George (2000). Himmler's Bosnian Division: The Waffen-SS Handschar Division 1943-1945 Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 0-7643-0134-9
- Stein, George H. (1984). The Waffen SS: Hitler's Elite Guard at War, 1939-45 Cornell University Press. ISBN 0-8014-9275-0
- 13.SS 'Handžar' divizija i njen slom u Istočna Bosni (Istočna Bosna, vol.2, 587)
- Redzic, Enver, Muslimansko Autonomastvo I 13. SS Divizija (Sarajevo: Svjetlost, 1987).
|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|