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ALBANIA “PRISON”

“In the small country of Albania during the dictatorship 23 prisons and 48 internment camps were found.” During the communist system 6535 people were imprisoned or executed in prison. The …

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ONE DAY IN COMMUNISM

    The Block vs.Albanians Albania during communism was characterized by a great “gap” between the life in the block area (a priviledged area in the center of Tirana, where the …

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THE ANTICOMMUNIST RESISTANCE

The first known anti-communist revolt in all Europe is that of Hungary in 1956 which echoed throughout the socialist camp. Unfortunately many students and citizens are not informed yet on …

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MILITARY AND SPECIAL TRIALS

The events of torture, internment, executions, imprisonments, suffered by intellectuals, identified as “national threat”, happened in a 6-year period, starting from 15 December 1944 when the ”Anti-Fascist Council of National …

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STALINISM IN ALBANIA

  STALINISM IN ALBANIA Josef Stalin was born on December 18, 1878 in Gori of Georgia he was the leader and the supreme statesman of the Soviet Union. Stalin was known …

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TORTURES

The definition of torture according to the UN Convention: TORTURES The definition of torture according to the UN Convention: “Torture is any act by which severe pain of suffering, whether …

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WOMEN (sentenced & interned)

 Were women sentenced? Albanian communist state did not sentence only men, but also women and even children were condemned from birth and grew up in internment camps. Dozens of women …

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ARTISTS (Condemned & Interned)

Dictatorship condemned art as a political enemy! In the Communist Albania political rivals and war traitors were not the only ones that were sentenced but also writers, artists, books, readers, …

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RELIGION

Communism viewed religion as the biggest obstacle for the new communist order because of the “principles of forgiveness, universal love, compassion and the concept of nonresistance were the exact opposites …

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SELF-ISOLATION

Communist dictatorship isolated Albania from the world by barbed and wires, soldiers and border dog wanting to hide the truth about oppression on political imprisonment, and that the world believed …

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FORCED LABOR & WORKS

FORCED LABOR & The building construction During the 50 years under the communist dictatorship, Albanians were sentenced with 914,000 years of prison and 256,146 years in internment camps. Political prisoners …

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THE DICTATOR AND HIS CHILDREN

Enver Hoxha was the communist leader of Albania from 1944 until 1985, and the First Secretary of the Labour Party of Albania. He was the leader of the Democratic Front …

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THE REVOLTS

 The revolt of Spaç started on May 21, 1973 as an opposition to some of the rules, it was just a trigger for a deep and meaningful opposition against the …

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FEBRUARY 20 1991

FEBRUARY 20, 1991 The fall of Enver Hoxha’s statue in February 20, 1991 is undoubtedly one of the most prominent events that led to the total decline of the communist …

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