Žarko Zrenjanin

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Žarko Zrenjanin
Žarko Zrenjanin 1973 Yugoslavia stamp.jpg
Birth nameŽarko Zrenjanin
Born(1902-09-11)11 September 1902
Izbistye, Hungary
(now Izbište, Serbia)
Died4 November 1942(1942-11-04) (aged 40)
Pavliš, Territory of the Military Commander in Serbia
AllegianceYugoslav Partisans
Years of service1941–1942
AwardsPeople's Hero of Yugoslavia

Žarko Zrenjanin "Uča" (Serbian Cyrillic: Жарко Зрењанин, pronounced [ʒǎːrkɔ zrɛ̌ɲanin ǔːt͡ʃa]; 11 September 1902 – 4 November 1942) was a Yugoslav partisan and National Hero of Yugoslavia. The city of Zrenjanin, in Serbia, is named after him, since 1946.

Zrenjanin was born in Izbište. He became a leader of the Vojvodina Communists and when World War II began, the Partisans. Zrenjanin endured torture and months of incarceration by the Nazis during the Second World War. He was released and later killed in Pavliš while trying to escape recapture.[1]


  1. ^ "Narodni heroji Jugoslavije" (PDF). 1975. pp. 512–513. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2011.