Enver Redžić

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Enver Redžić (4 May 1915 – 2009) was a Bosnian historian and cultural observer.


Redžić was born in the spring of 1915 in Stari Majdan, Sanski Most. He attended elementary and secondary school in Bihać. He studied Yugoslav literature and history at the Philosophical Faculty in Sarajevo and graduated in 1940. He actively participated in NOB from 1941–1945 and was also a councilor on the ZAVNOBiH and AVNOJ. He was secretary and vice president of the District People's Liberation Committee over 1944-1945 in Bihać, and a Banja Luka member of ONO over 1946-1947. He was secretary of the committee for colleges, universities and scientific institutions of the Government NRBiH over 1947-1948 and then worked as an assistant professor in social science at the Philosophy Faculty in Sarajevo University over 1950 to 1952. He was also director of the publishing company "Light" after 1952 to 1959, and also director of the Institute for the History of the labor movement between 1960 and 1971. He retired in 1972, after which he was elected to the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia-Hercegovina, first by correspondence in 1978, and then as a full member from 1984.

Enver Redžić received many awards for his social, cultural and scientific research. The holder of the Partisan Memorial (Partizanske Spomenice) in 1941, the Medal for Bravery, the Order of Brotherhood and Unity (II Order), the Order of Merit for the People (II Order), the Order of the Red Flag, the Order of the Republic with golden wreath. His publishing company "Svjetlost" also won awards in the 1980s.

Redžić was a contributor for the 1992 Radio Television of Serbia documentary series entitled Yugoslavia in War 1941-1945.

In recent years he was criticized for suggesting Bosnian Muslims were Serbs. He was most known in English speaking countries for his Muslimansko autonomaštvo i 13. SS divizija – autonomija BiH i Hitlerov Treći Rajh (1987) and also Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Second World War (2005).

He died in 2009.


  • Prilozi o nacionalnom pitanju, «Svjetlost», Sarajevo 1963, 292 str.
  • Tokovi i otpori, «Svjetlost», Sarajevo 1970, 344 str.
  • Austromarksizam i jugoslovensko pitanje, «Narodna knjiga» i «Institut za savremenu istoriju», Beograd 977, XIII + 498 str.
  • Jugoslovenska misao i socijalizam, «Svjetlost», Sarajevo 1982, 326 str.
  • Jugoslavenski radnički pokret i nacionalno pitanje u Bosni i Hercegovini (1918–1941), «Svjetlost», Sarajevo 1983, 480 str.
  • Muslimansko autonomaštvo i 13. SS divizija – autonomija BiH i Hitlerov Treći Rajh', «Svjetlost», Sarajevo 1987, 240 str.
  • Istorijski pogledi na vjerske i nacionalne odnose u BiH, sarajevo 1993 (drugo izdanje 2005)
  • Bosna i Hercegovina u Drugom svjetskom ratu, Sarajevo 1998
  • Sto godina muslimanske politike, Sarajevo 2000
  • Pogledi iz antiistorije, Sarajevo 2001
  • Akademici i istoričari: Anto Babić, Sarajevo 2001: Branislav Đurđev, Sarajevo 2001 i Hamdija Kapidžić, Sarajevo 2003
  • Pola stoljeća ANUBiH, Sarajevo 2004.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Second World War, London – New York 2005