Vladimir Ćopić

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Vladimir Ćopić
Vladimir Copic.jpg
Nickname(s) Senjko
Born (1891-03-08)March 8, 1891
Senj, Austria-Hungary
Died April 19, 1939(1939-04-19) (aged 48)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Austria-Hungary
 Spanish Republic
Service/branch International Brigades
Years of service 1936-1939
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Unit XV International Brigade
Commands held XV International Brigade
Battles/wars Spanish Civil War

Vladimir "Senjko" Ćopić (Senj, 8 March 1891 – Moscow, 19 April 1939) was a Croatian politician, communist, one of the leaders of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia. During the Spanish Civil War, in the period from 1937 to mid-1938, he was the commander of the XV International Brigade.

Like General "Gal", he had been conscripted into the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I, and subsequently captured by the Russians.[1]

His brother, Milan Ćopić, was in the International Brigades' prison at Camp Lucász.

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Cecil Eby, Comrades and Commissars, pp 66-67

External links[edit]