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“The Axis attacks first.”
Lackova company gets surrounded by the German soldiers in Mostje close to the town of Ptuj.
August 8th 1942
The first partisan unit in Slovenske gorice was established in the beginning of 1942 and named after Jože Lacko who only joined it later in August, but it didn’t last long. The company was entrapped in Mostje close to Ptuj and destroyed. Only three fighters managed to escape, Jože Lacko among them. He hid at a farm nearby, but someone told on him only two days later. He was taken to the Ptuj prison where he was beaten and tortured and died from torture on the 18th August 1942.