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The grave of the writer Musa Ćazim Ćatić, Tešanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Gravestone was put up by the members of the Culture club “Gajret”, celebrating the 25th anniversary of its foundation. They wanted for famous poet to be represented with dignity and pride for a great person that he was.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Type of WWI-heritage

  • Non-Military Site of World War One Relevance


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State of repair/preservation

The constructional/architectural World War One heritage is well preserved and taken care of.

Historical WWI Context

Musa Ćazim Ćatić was born in Odžak in 1878, where he went to elementary school and religious school. After his mother and father died, Ćatić moved to Tešanj. He went to study in Turkey, Istanbul, but he led a difficult and complicated life. At the beginning of World War One, he was recruited into the army and sent to Hungary. The war, being cruel and harsh as they all are, gave him tuberculosis and he was sent to Tešanj after a short treatment. He died there, in the hospital on the 6th April 1915, while the war still lasted. He was buried in the cemetery Obješenica. He was a very important figure in cultural development in the period of Austro-Hungarian rule. All his poems were published after his death. And he is so well respected even now; most of the schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina have his name.

State of legal protection

The constructional/architectural World War One heritage is not protected.


Owner is unknown.

Kind of cultural use of WWI

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Entrance Fee

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Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby

Vranduk Fortress, Smetovi, Sultan Ahmed’s Mosque in Zenica, Fortress in Maglaj, Old Royal City of Bobovac near Vareš, Travnik Fortress etc.


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Public Transport

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Further information sources

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Museums Private Collections

The Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo,

City Museum of Zenica,

Regional Museum of Travnik,

Fojnica Monastery,

Guča Gora Monastery and many more.


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