Albania medals held by spiro kote hero of people


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this set of medals belonged to hero of people Spiro Kote. This medals and orders are tied in one, never seen one like this and the medals bar are not cloth but some other shiny material. tomorrow comes the story how he got the title hero of people.

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Nice, thank you! :beer::jumping::love:

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:jumping: WOW!!! :jumping::love: Nice group!!! :love: Are the suspensions plastic covered ribbon?

:beer: Doc

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this set of medals belonged to hero of people Spiro Kote. This medals and orders are tied in one, never seen one like this and the medals bar are not cloth but some other shiny material. tomorrow comes the story how he got the title hero of people.

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This is in brief the story of Spiro Kote. In the King Zogu time he was a coal seller, when Albania was occupied in 1939 by fascists, he joined the communist groups and later the communist party. He worked in the Durresi port or on ships. At the end of WWII an Britanic ship that had come with the allies troops to help Albania against the nazis as it was turning back to Britain falls under water mines at the entrance of the ports, is destroyed and sinks and a big number of crew drawns. The mines were layed with the order of Enver Hoxha, the cruelst of communist dictators in Eastern Europe in collaboration with the yugoslav communist regime. This of course led to a cort case at the Hage Tribunal. In 1947 there were three Albanian witness that were sailing from Albania to Italy to testify against Hoxha to the Hage Tribunal about the sank British ship. At this time with his own information or sent by the intelligence still not known Spiro Kote joined their trip on the same ship and killed all three of them thus leading in a failure of this cort case. After this he is entitled hero of people and appointed as officer in the Albanian Navy where he ended his carier as Commandant of 1st naval district base. These medals I got from his own family but I couldnt get he mos important one hero of people. Because it has 18 gr of gold many were melted and turned into rings or they were buried with the holder. I am still searching one of those. In fact in my family I have one Hero of Socialist Labor Hysen Cenka next time I will tell his story if interested.

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:jumping: WOW!!! :jumping::love: Nice group!!! :love: Are the suspensions plastic covered ribbon?

:beer: Doc

Hi! Nice collection. I took a look at your medal photos they look great. do you have any from albania?

The suspensions for the two medals For Bravery and 10th Anniversary of Albanian Army are plastic and the order of red star 2nd class is cloth. The suspension is one body. best regards

elvis cenka

sub lutenant, albanian navy

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Hi Elvis:

That is the first real citation story I have heard for a Hero i Popullit - many thanks for sharing that and his other medals. The ribbons look to be painted plastic based on the scan. I have seen one other mounted group like this one (to a counter-intelligence officer in the Sigurimi).

I, for one, would LOVE to hear about your relative's Hero i Pun?s Socialiste :beer:

G?suar,

Eric

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albania,

Thank You for the information about the suspensions!!! I have a few Soviet medals that are plastic covered cloth. They are some of my favorite's :jumping: Again, Nice group :jumping:

:beer: Doc

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In fact in my family I have one Hero of Socialist Labor Hysen Cenka next time I will tell his story if interested.

Yes we are interested - please tell! :jumping::beer:

And perhaps also a pic of front and back? :P

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the list of Hero i Popullit 154 total

Ismail Qemali

Qemal Stafa

Perlat Rexhepi

Zaho Koka

Ali Demi

Qeriba Derri

Abaz Shehu

Avni Rustemi

Alim Xhelo (T?rba?i)

Beqir Balluku

(hequr titulli)

Koci Bako

Manush Alimani

Llambro Andoni

Enver Hoxha

Ramiz Aranitasi

Bule Naipi

Muzafer Asqeri

Fuat Babani

Shyqyri Alimerko

Memo Bejko

Xheladin Beqiri

Fato Berberi

Bardhok Biba

Ylbere Bylybashi

Isa Boletini

Hyqmet Buzi

Hajredin Bylishi

Shkurte Cara (Skuraj)

Riza Cerova

Bajram Curri

Sk?nder ?a?i

Hysen ?ino

Reshit ?ollaku

Zonja ?urre

Ilia Kici (Dashi

Ndoc Deda

Nik Ndreka

Rexh Delia

Gjok Do?i

Inajete Dumi

Mihal Duri

Hajdar Dushi

Laze Ferraj

Abdyl Frash?ri

Musa Fratari

Shote Galica

Liri Gero

Meleq Gosnishti

Mihal Grameno

Luigj Gurakuqi

Jaho Gjoliku

Naim Gjylbegu

Met Hasa

Ahmet Haxhia

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Dervish Hekali

Sado Kosheno

Vojo Kushi

Vasil La?i

Zigur Lelo

Hydajet Lezha

Mbrik Lokja

Dede Gjoluli

Nuri Lu?i

Haxhi Lleshi

Misto Mame

Dile Marku

Theodhori Mastora

Mustafa Matohiti

Ndoc Mazi

Kanan Maze

Ram Metaliaj

Memo Meto

Pal M?lyshi

Fejzi Micoli

Kastriot Mu?o

Maliq Mu?o

Sali Murati (Vranishti)

Selam Musai

Kozma Naska

Kozma Nushi

Estref Osoja

Hibe Palikuqi

Shefqet Pe?i

Mine Peza

Myslym Peza

Nimete Progonati

Llazo Palluqi

Fahri Ramadani

Avni Rustemi

Nazmi Rushiti

Mumin Selami

?elo Sinani

Mic Sokoli

?ybra Sokoli

Sadik Stavaleci

Vasil Shanto

Myslym Shyri

Hajdar Tafa

Lefter Talo

Marte Tarazhi

Prenda Tarazhi

Bajo Topulli

?er?iz Topulli

Bajram Tusha

Margarita Tutulani

Mujo Ulqinaku

Ramiz Varvarica

Themi Vaso

Zylyftar Veleshnja

Asim Vokshi

Sulejman Vokshi

Mitro Xhani

Mustafa Xhani (Baba Faja)

Ajet Xhindolli

Asim Zeneli

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Shyqyri Ishmi

Fran Ivanaj

Shenjaze Juka

Mustafa Ka?a?i

Xhemal Kada

Dino Kalenja

Hysni Kapo

Kajo Karafili

Ali Kelmendi

Myslym K?ta

Hasan G?rxhaliu

Persefoni Kok?dhima

Tom Kola

Teki Kolaneci

Emine Metaj

Rahman Parllaku

(hequr titulli)

Hekuran Pobrati

Vehbi Hoxha

Vangjel Argjiri

Branko Kadia

Hito ?ako

(hequr titulli)

Petrit Dume

(hequr titulli)

Abdyl Elmazi

Jordan Misja

Jorgo Sulioti

Hajredin Bylyshi

Hiqmet Buzi

Muhamet Prodani

Ndreko Rino

Rexhep Kolli

Sadik Bekteshi

(hequr titulli)

Veli Dedi

Xhoxhi Martini

Zija Kambo

Tuk Jakova

Mehmet Shehu

Emin Duraku

Spiro Kote

Asim Aliko

as you can see some of the names under have in brakets the words (hequr titulli) meaning title later removed. these were people who once were entitled hero of people but later suposedly betrayed socialism and executed by communist party, they actually were rrivals of Enver hoxha.

Edited by albania

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ID: 12   Posted

really good thread this....

what else did people do to get a 'hero of the people" award?

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really good thread this....

what else did people do to get a 'hero of the people" award?

The first one in the list is Ismail Qemali the person who declared the independance of Albania from Ottoman empire on 29 th of November 1912. Of course this title was given later.

Many of them received titles after death especially during WWII who fought against fascism and nazies.

members of communist cells who assasinated important fascist and nazist occupators.

Enver Hoxha himself was entitled twice hero of people and hero of socialist labor

One of them is Qemal Stafa who was the actual founder and the most important element of communist party. He was killed during WWII by fascists but there are rumors that his hiding place was givento fascists by enver hoxha who saw Qemal Stafa as his greatest rival at the same time before his death. I am sure each one has a story unique in that kind of regime everything was possible

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Did all people who were awarded the title also (either to themselves or their family) get an actual award?

Was there any similarity with USSR where a hero would get hero title + hero star + order of lenin?

What else could you share about the statutes for example... criteria for becoming a hero, priveleges coming with the title, etc?

As you can see... being Albanian on this forum makes you the object of many questions :beer:

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ID: 15   Posted

Thanks, albania, for posting all this! :beer:

More information is always welcome!! :jumping:

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Shyqyri Ishmi

Fran Ivanaj

Shenjaze Juka

Mustafa Ka?a?i

Xhemal Kada

Dino Kalenja

Hysni Kapo

Kajo Karafili

Ali Kelmendi

Myslym K?ta

Hasan G?rxhaliu

Persefoni Kok?dhima

Tom Kola

Teki Kolaneci

Emine Metaj

Rahman Parllaku

(hequr titulli)

Hekuran Pobrati

Vehbi Hoxha

Vangjel Argjiri

Branko Kadia

Hito ?ako

(hequr titulli)

Petrit Dume

(hequr titulli)

Abdyl Elmazi

Jordan Misja

Jorgo Sulioti

Hajredin Bylyshi

Hiqmet Buzi

Muhamet Prodani

Ndreko Rino

Rexhep Kolli

Sadik Bekteshi

(hequr titulli)

Veli Dedi

Xhoxhi Martini

Zija Kambo

Tuk Jakova

Mehmet Shehu

Emin Duraku

Spiro Kote

Asim Aliko

as you can see some of the names under have in brakets the words (hequr titulli) meaning title later removed. these were people who once were entitled hero of people but later suposedly betrayed socialism and executed by communist party, they actually were rrivals of Enver hoxha.

Hello Mr Albania :cheers:

Could you shed some more light on this thread? Are the names / citations public knowledge and centrally available somewhere for isntance?

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Hello Mr Albania :cheers:

Could you shed some more light on this thread? Are the names / citations public knowledge and centrally available somewhere for isntance?

hello Bob!

these names were taken from a newspaper who listed some of the Hero of People. I dont think this list is complete. What I see in that list are the ones that participated in the WWII and later were part of socialist nomenclature and some later considered enemies of the people. The only place that I think we can find any information about them is in the archives which are slowly being oppened. once I get more information I will let you know.

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Hi! Nice collection. I took a look at your medal photos they look great. do you have any from albania?

The suspensions for the two medals For Bravery and 10th Anniversary of Albanian Army are plastic and the order of red star 2nd class is cloth. The suspension is one body. best regards

elvis cenka

sub lutenant, albanian navy

Elvis,

Thank You!! At this time I don't have any medals from Albania. Maybe some day soon.

:beer: Doc

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