The Chetniks kill the captured communist partisan.
In each detachment of the Chetniks there were so-called “kolyachs” (from the Serbian verb “kolat” to cut), that is, the executioners who eliminated the partisans of Josip Broz Tito and in general those suspected of sympathizing with the communists. The execution was carried out exclusively with cold weapons. Later, in 1944, the Chetniks also dealt with the captured Soviet soldiers and officers of the Red Army.
Picture taken in the summer of 1943 in the vicinity of the city of Čačak in Central Serbia.
The photo was discovered by counterintelligence officers from the 1st Proletarian shock corps of the People’s Liberation Army of Yugoslavia on September 15 or 16, 1944 in documents of the dead governor (commander) of the Chetniks named Kozerich.
Photo date: 1943