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Matija Birtič
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1930
Death: Aug. 15, 1947

The brothers Matija (age 17) and Franc (age 15) Birtič were murdered on 15 August 1947. They set out from their farm early that morning to participate in the traditional bell-chiming at the church for the parish holiday, the Feast of the Assumption. On their way to the church they were challenged and shot by a Yugoslav military squad lying in wait. Franc was killed immediately by a shot to the forehead, and Matija was shot in the stomach and then bayoneted as he dragged himself along the ground. The soldiers hid the bodies in the nearby bushes, where they were later discovered by the locals. (Summarized from Zaveza no. 4, Ljubljana 2009)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Matija Birtič (1898 - 1980)
  Marija Kušar Birtič (1900 - 1978)
 
 Sibling:
  Matija Birtič (1930 - 1947)
  Franc Birtič (1932 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dobrova
Dobrova
Obcina Dobrova-Polhov Gradec
Osrednjeslovenska, Slovenia
 
Created by: Donald Reindl
Record added: Mar 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49960370
Matija Birtič
Added by: Donald Reindl
 
Matija Birtič
Added by: Donald Reindl
 
Matija Birtič
Added by: Donald Reindl
 
 
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 Added: Jun. 14, 2010
 
 
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