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Arif Heralić
YUD 10 1981 obverse.jpg
Arif Heralić on the 10 dinara banknote.
Born (1922-05-05)5 May 1922
Died 17 June 1971(1971-06-17) (aged 49)
Occupation blast furnace worker
Known for Being on a banknote

Arif Heralić (5 May 1922 – 17 June 1971) was a Bosnian Roma metal worker on a blast furnace in Zenica. He had 11 children and issues with alcoholism and mental illness. As a disabled worker, Heralić died in extreme poverty in 1971.

Banknote and iconography

Slavoj Žižek with Arif Heralić shirt
Heralić on an official 2013 Subversive Festival T-shirt, worn here by Slavoj Žižek

His picture was taken by N. Bibić, a Borba news photographer, in 1954 and from the papers he came to feature on a 1,000 Yugoslav dinar banknote issued from 1955 to 1981, re-nominated to ten new dinars since 1965. He is still (as of 2013) popular as an icon of industrial worker in the former Yugoslavia.

The banknote is not to be confused with the 20,000 dinar banknote, which depicts Alija Sirotanović.

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