Interesting facts and figures on the Balkans in January 1942

Balkan 1942


2. 1. - The German commander in Serbia, under the threat of the death penalty, forbade hiding Jews and keeping their belongings.

4. 1 - Hungarian army and gendarmerie smashed the First Zablja NOP detachment in Žablja, starting reprisals against civilians in Bačka, culminating in Novi Sad raids.

Monument to victims of the Novi Sad Raid


11. 1. - The Battle of Drazgos near Škofja Loka in Slovenia ended - the partisans withdrew after they caused losses to the Germans, who thus fell down the village of Dražgoše

15. 1 - Refugee government of Yugoslavia and Greece concluded an agreement providing for their postwar confederation (Balkan Federation).

15. 1. - 7. 2. - "Second enemy offensive" in eastern Bosnia, in two stages: Roman-Bircanska and Second Ozrenska Operation; Chetniks cooperate with the German unit, the Partisans escape destruction.

The second enemy offensive (from 15 January to 5 February 1942 years)


19. 1. - Draza Mihailovic promoted to the General of the Yugoslav army in the homeland

20. 1 - Bulgarian first occupational Corps (three divisions) ended the occupation of part of Nedic's Serbia, replacing the German forces.

21. 1. - At the station of Pjenovac, between Olovo and Han Pijeska, 59 Partisans of the Šumadija Battalion of the 1st Proletarian and a part of the Roman NOP detachment were killed.

21 - 23. 1. - Novi Sad raids - Hungarian fascists killed several thousands of Serbs, Jews, and Gypsies in Backa

22. 1. - Ravnogorski movement proclaimed by the refugee government for the Yugoslav Army in the homeland (former names: Chetnik Detachments of the Yugoslav Army, then Military-Chetnik Detachments).

23 - 24. 1. Partizani near Ljubov, between Gospic and Korenica, captured two tanks from the Italians.

24. 1. Partisans from Graz near Makarska made the first action at sea, capturing the sailboat "Merkur" with 90 tons of food.

Monument on mountain Igman


27. 1. - Igman march. was an intensified march of the Partisan army across the Sarajevo Field and Mount Igman, on the night of January 27, 1942. Is undertaken during the Second enemy offensive against the NOVJ.

Igman march First Proletarian Brigade was performed in harsh winter conditions at a temperature of minus 32 ° C.

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