Čelić Municipality

Summary

The present-day municipality of Čelić was created from a part of the pre-1992 municipality of Lopare, gaining municipality status in 1994. It is located in Tuzla Canton, within the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The NOB heritage of Čelić municipality (as part of Lopare) was the subject of the 1990 study Kulturno-istorijsko i prirodno nasljeđe opštine Lopare, created by the Tuzla Institute for the Protection and Use of Culturo-Historical and Natural Heritage, which recorded a total of 44 monuments and memorials to the NOB and Revolution upon the territory of Lopare municipality at that time. Within the boundaries of present-day Čelić municipality, a total of 8 monuments were documented by this study. In addition, three busts were noted as existing on the territory of what today composes Čelić municipality (p.127), but these remained unrecorded.

During field research conducted in September 2018, a memorial plaque in Šibošnica was coincidentally discovered by field researcher Emina Bećirović. This plaque has also been included within this report.

Čelić municipality’s Spatial Plan for 2012-2032 (Općina Čelić, 2016) lists 3 monuments and memorials commemorating the People’s Liberation War upon the territory of the municipality. All of these are categorized as monuments of local importance (p.142).


Monuments & Memorials


Village/MZ Address Name Type Year Author Still Exists Date Mapped Description
Brnjik Bust of Ahmet Kobić Bust 1983 Zaim Mešić Yes September 2018 Located in front of memorial hall
Brnjik Ahmet Kobić memorial hall Memorial Hall 1979 Yes September 2018 Building still exists, but no longer functions as memorial hall.
Brnjik Fountain commemorating Satka Nukić Fountain 1985 Yes September 2018
Čelić Village outskirts Monument to Jusuf Kobić Monument 1982 Yes September 2018 Restored in recent years, with metal lettering replaced by stone plaque
Čelić Village centre Memorial park Memorial Park 1954 Yes September 2018 Renovated after 1995, with a number of elements relocated
Šibošnica Plaque to commemorate those who fell in the NOB Memorial Plaque Yes September 2018 Likely marks entrance to nearby memorial park
Šibošnica Memorial park Monument to Victims of Fascist Terror Monument Yes September 2018 In very good condition. Located inside a former memorial park.
Šibošnica Memorial park Memorial to fallen fighters of the NOR Monument Yes April 2019 Ossuary existed at the site prior to 1967, but most likely replaced at a later date. In relatively poor condition. Located inside a former memorial park
Vražići Village centre Memorial to fallen fighters of the NOR and Victims of Fascist Terror Monument Relocated September 2018 Pre-dates 1973. Relocated in early 2000s. In moderate condition. Incorporates memorial plaque made from medieval stećak tombstone.
Šibošnica Elementary school Bust of NH Krsto Bjeletić Bust No April 2019 Formerly located inside school. No evidence of it ever having existed survives today.
Čelić Elementary school Bust of Ahmet Kobić Bust No September 2018 Formerly located inside school
Vražići Vražići elementary school Bust of NH Fadil Jahić Španac Bust Yes December 2018 Bust and plinth in good condition

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Key

Number Name
1 Ahmet Kobić memorial house, Brnjik
2 Bust of Ahmet Kobić, Brnjik
3 Fountain commemorating Satka Nukić, Brnjik
4 Monument to Jusuf Kobić, Čelić
5 Memorial park, Čelić
6 Plaque to commemorate those who fell in the NOB, Šibošnica
7 Monument to Victims of Fascist Terror, Šibošnica
8 Memorial to fallen fighters of the NOR, Šibošnica
9 Memorial to fallen fighters & Victims of Fascist Terror, Vražići
10 Bust of NH Krsto Bjeletić, Šibošnica
11 Bust of Ahmet Kobić, Čelić
12 Bust of NH Fadil Jahić Španac, Vražići
(precise coordinates can be obtained by contacting the author

Resources

Kovačević, Radivoje (2005). Sjeveristočna Bosna 1944-1945 - Prilog Istoriografiji, 230 pp. Brčko: Savez udruženja boraca NOR-a Brčko Distrikt BiH. Available: http://www.znaci.net/00001/103.htm
Općina Čelić (2016). Prostorni Plan Općine Čelić za period 2012-2032. godine. 247 pp. Sarajevo: IPSA Institut. Available: http://opcinacelic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/PPC_Tekstualni-dio.pdf
Sukanović, Fahir & Mujčinović, Nasiha (2014). "Osnivanje i Razvoj Osnovne Škole u Humcima." In Baština sjeveroistočne Bosne VII, pp.16-24. Tuzla: JU Zavod za zaštitu i korištenje kulturno-historijskog i prirodnog naslijeđa Tuzlanskog kantona. Available: https://www.bastina.ba/images/stories/sadrzaj/2017/20170316/1proslost/Fahir%20Sukanovi%C4%87%20Nasiha%20Muj%C4%8Dinovi%C4%87%20Osnivanje%20i%20razvoj%20Osnovne%20%C5%A1kole%20u%20Humcima.pdf
Zavod za zaštitu i korištenje kulturno-istorijskog i prirodnog nasljeđa Tuzla (1990) Kulturno-istorijsko i prirodno nasljeđe opštine Lopare. Tuzla: Zavod za zaštitu i korištenje kulturno-istorijskog i prirodnog nasljeđa Tuzla.