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#1 albania

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 23:42

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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#2 Ed_Haynes

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 00:36

Nice, thank you! beer.gif jumping.gif love.gif



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Posted 22 November 2006 - 02:47

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

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#4 albania

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 08:26

QUOTE(albania @ Nov 22 2006, 00:42 )  

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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Posted 22 November 2006 - 08:45

QUOTE(Riley1965 @ Nov 22 2006, 03:47 )  

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

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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


#6 Eric Schena

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 10:36

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.gif

G?suar,
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Posted 22 November 2006 - 13:17

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.gif Again, Nice group jumping.gif

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 13:32

QUOTE(albania @ Nov 22 2006, 09:26 )  

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.gif beer.gif

And perhaps also a pic of front and back? tongue.gif

#9 albania

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 15:20

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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Posted 22 November 2006 - 15:23

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


#11 albania

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 15:26

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, 22 November 2006 - 15:31 .


#12 Ulsterman

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 20:19

really good thread this....
what else did people do to get a 'hero of the people" award?


#13 albania

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 22:12

QUOTE(Ulsterman @ Nov 22 2006, 21:19 )  

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


#14 Bob

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 22:33

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.gif

#15 Ed_Haynes

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 22:46

Thanks, albania, for posting all this! beer.gif

More information is always welcome!! jumping.gif



#16 Bob

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 01:03

QUOTE(albania @ Nov 22 2006, 17:26 )  
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.gif

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

#17 albania

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 05:53

QUOTE(Bob @ Apr 24 2007, 03:03 )  
Hello Mr Albania cheers.gif

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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Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:49

QUOTE(albania @ Nov 22 2006, 03:45 )  
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.

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