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Thomas Simaku with a CD Release on Naxos
A CD comprising 6 works performed by the Kreutzer Quartet has just been released in the UK on Naxos records,and also in USA and Canada.
Thomas Simaku is an Albanian Composer among 21st Century Classics.For more information about individual tracks, please go to Naxos website.
A new CD release of Thomas Simaku

Monument to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa - Canada
Communist Sign the petition to support the building of a Monument to the Victims of Communism, in Ottawa, Canada

To: Parliament of Canada
While the horrors of Nazism are well known, who knows that the Soviet Union murdered 20 million people? Who knows that China's dictators have slaughtered an estimated 60 million? Who knows that the Communist holocaust has exacted a death toll surpassing that of all of the wars of the 20th century combined ? Just as we must grasp Communism's brutality, we must understand the true cause of this era's most significant event: the fall of the Soviet Union. While we believe that Vaclav Havel was right when he saw the fall of the Communist empire as an event on the same scale as the fall of the Roman Empire, it was not the end of Communism. Sign and Join this petition

Who recognised KOSOVA as an Independent State?
Countries that have recognized or Announced the recognition of Republic of Kosova
We are honored and humbled that it is our generation that lives to see that day and we are aware and ready to take up the path that begins from here. Our future is with Europe.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for standing by us in the worst times. In memory of those who gave and lost their lives, and loved ones. May peace and light prevail. Countries who recognized Kosova

Boycott of Greek products in Albania
Boycott of Greek products in Albania!

Albanian nationalists, who accuse Greece of turning the country into a non-conventional colony of Greece, are using the protest to halt the rising power of Greece in the country. In 2006 Greek Imports reached EUR 406mn, while Greek investments are estimated at over EUR 400mn. Greek companies and businesses own substantial shares in the telecommunication, petroleum and financial markets in the country. Strong protests were organized by the "Cham" population, ethnic Albanians that used to live in the territory of current Greece till the end of World War II. Afterwards, they forcedly expelled from their properties. Therefore we call on you to Boycott greek products in Albania

Donation for an Albanian Bridge in Shkoder City.
Has started a project to raise funds to build a bridge in the village of "Ure e Shtrenjte", near Shkoder. In need for donation to complete this project. More ..

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Albanian Dossier:

Unspeakable Crime

Albanian Dossier
    The Interrogation
    Bedri Blloshmi, brother of the executed anti-Communist poet Vilson Blloshmi, recounts how he communicated with his brother by tapping a finger on the wall of a Librazhdi interrogation cell.
    Communist Propaganda on millions of Slogans on every streets of Albania claiming "The Victory of Socialism over Capitalism"


    By Mrs. Teuta Mema and Translated from The Albanian by Ms. Hilda M. Xhepa

    Vilson told him that Kadri Azbiu himself, the Communist Minister of Internal Affairs, had grilled him in the interrogation cell in Tirana, the capital. After three months of cruel torture, Vilson’s left arm was paralyzed. During the night, plainclothes security officers kept him awake. With shackles cutting into his wrists, they forced him to stand on one foot, leaning against the wall. When he collapsed on the cold concrete floor from exhaustion, they raised him back on his foot, and persisted in asking the same question: “Will you accept the proposal of the minister to collaborate with the Albanian secret agents overseas?” Vilson said no; they started the brutal interrogation all over again.

    The Trial
    On June 7, 1977, outside the Librazhdi movie theatre, a horde of Communists kept screaming at the top of their voices, “Hang the reactionaries! Hang the reactionaries!” Inside, many police officers and numerous individuals carefully selected by State Security operatives applauded the unfamiliar faces that stepped in front of the head judge, Subi Sulçe, to read the false accusations prepared in the State Security offices.
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Albanian Dossier:

Albanian parliament denounces former communist regime

Albanian Dossier
    Associated Press(AP)

    The Albanian parliament passed a resolution denouncing the crimes of the former communist regime, and asked that the secret police files on all public figures in the country be opened.

    Communist Propaganda on millions of Slogans on every streets of Albania claiming "The Victory of Socialism over Capitalism"
    By LLAZAR SEMINI - Associated Press

    In a debate late Monday parliament approved a resolution denouncing the crimes of the regime headed by the late dictator Enver Hoxha, who held power in the tiny Balkan country from the end of World War II until his death in 1985. The resolution was approved by 76 lawmakers in the 140-seat assembly.

    "Albania's People's Assembly is convinced that making known and denouncing the crimes of the communist dictatorship serves to avoid repetition of similar crimes in the future," the resolution said.

    "Punishment of the crimes and the real reconsideration of history plays an important role in educating new generations."
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Albanian Dossier:

General public debates on the past

Albanian Dossier
    Major public debates on the past: There have only been isolated debates over the past 16 years, many of them with a narrow focus. After Law Nr.2 described above went out of effect at the end of 2001, there was a temporary
    lull relating to the Communist past of Albania or the files of the secret police, but a kind of public debate re-emerged late in 2003 and early in 2004.

    Among other things, a prominent Albanian writer, Ismail Kadare, published an open letter to the President of Albania, calling for the opening of the files of writers from the Communist era. He stated that his request was prompted by an appeal made to him 44 Manual on Lustration, Public Access to Files of the Secret Services and Public Debates on the Past in the Western Balkans Country Overview: Albania by the relatives of Vilson Blloshmi and Genc Leka, two writers who had been executed toward the end of the Communist regime.They were the last two literary men sentenced to death - not only in Albania but across the Communist dictatorships of the region.

    Kadare’s letter received a favourable response from President Moisiu,who suggested a legislative initiative on the issue. (It may be noted parenthetically that a book by the director of the state archives, Shaban Sinani, involving Kadare’s own files, is about to be published.) All of these events prompted a broader and rather stormy discussion, particularly in the press and the electronic media. Journalists and civil society members discussed the wisdom of such an action or of broader or different types of action in general. At the same time, former politically persecuted persons renewed their efforts for a law to give them compensation for Communist era imprisonment, and while a law was enacted, they considered the level of compensation to be too low and the situation remains unsettled.

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Albanian Dossier:

History of Communist Albania

Albanian History
    From 1945 until 1990 Albania had a Communist government. The communist party was created in
    Communist Propaganda on millions of Slogans on every streets of Albania claiming "The Victory of Socialism over Capitalism"
    1941. Enver Hoxha became the leader of this party. In 1985, Enver Hoxha died and Ramiz Alia took his place. Initially, Alia tried to follow in Hoxha's footsteps, but in Eastern Europe Mikhail Gorbachev had appeared in the Soviet Union with new policies (Glasnost and perestroika). The government was pressured by the US and Europe. His party won the election of 1991. In 1992 the general elections were won by the Democratic Party of Albania with 62% of the votes.

    Consolidation of power and initial reforms

    A collection of communists moved quickly after World War II to subdue all potential political enemies in Albania, break the country's landowners and minuscule middle class, and isolate Albania from the noncommunist world in order to establish the People's Republic of Albania. By early 1945, the communists had liquidated, discredited, or driven into exile most of the country's interwar elite.
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Albanian Dossier:

Albania's King Zog Buys Gold Coast Estate

Albanian Dossier

    It happened in Long Island, New York


    1951:Albania's King Zog Buys Gold Coast Estate

    In 1951, Zog bought the Knollwood estate in Muttontown, New York, for approximately
    Zogu - Albanian King
    $102,800, though some stories claim that he bought the mansion for a bucket of diamonds and rubies. The sixty-room estate was described as a castle. Zog intended Knollwood to be his kingdom-in-exile, staffed by loyal Albanian subjects. Nevertheless, Zog never moved into the mansion. The house was never used and Zog sold the estate in 1955, by which point vandals had done over $8,000 worth of damage to it, apparently hunting for treasure, in his absence. The mansion was later further vandalized and parts of it have since been torn down.

    When Zog went to the United States, he wanted to bring along his entire 115-member Royal Court, but the immigration authorities only allowed twenty members to come. Zog tried unsuccessfully to bribe the American Senate to permit the rest to join him.

    Zog finally chose to make his home in France living the lifestyle favoured by exiled monarchs, that of the Riviera recluse. Zog passed away in France in a hospital in Hauts-de-Seine, on April 9, 1961 at the age of 65 but had been seriously ill for some time, he was survived by his wife and son. He is buried at the Thiais Cemetery in Paris. His widow, HM Queen Geraldine, died of natural causes in 2002 at the age of 87 in a military hospital in Tirana, Albania.
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Albanian Dossier:

The American queen of Albania

ALBANIA
    Queen Geraldine of Albania King's consort 1915-2002

    Her Majesty Queen Geraldine of the Albanians, who has died aged 87, was the wife of
    Queen Geraldine of the Albanians
    King Zog, the ruler of Albania for the two decades before World War II.

    As Countess Geraldine Apponyi, before her marriage to the 42-year-old bachelor king in 1938, she was one of Europe's great aristocratic beauties, sometimes referred to as "the white rose of Hungary".

    At 22, she became the second-youngest queen in the world; only King Farouk of Egypt's consort, Queen Farida, was younger.

    But in 1939, after only 388 days as Queen on Albanian soil, she and King Zog were forced to flee the country as Mussolini's forces overran it. They lived the rest of their lives in exile.

    Geraldine Apponyi was born in Budapest, a daughter of the Hungarian nobleman Count Gyula Apponyi de Nagy-Appony and his wife Gladys, daughter of John H. Stewart, the American consul at Antwerp.

    Geraldine's parents had met in Paris in 1912, at a dinner party at the Austro-Hungarian embassy, and were married in 1914. Her paternal grandfather, Count Ludwig Apponyi, was grand marshal of the Hapsburg court in Budapest.

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Albanian Dossier:

A somewhat unknown History

Albanian Dossier
    Israeli Ambassador Mark Sofer spoke about historical links to Albania. "Not only in Israel, but all over the world, Jews admire Albania. Not just for the period of World War II, when Albania saved the Jews, but also because the country is well-known for its respect towards us. I can say that Albania has never had anti-Semitism," he said.

    ACLIS has published 10 Chapters of Neshat Tozaj's book "They were not brothers and yet...", a book based on a dramatic reality of World War II, when Albanians have saved and helped jewish people from the nazi masive extermination. Click here..

    In his work "They were brothers and not yet... Albania 1943-1944" Neshat Tozaj describes the
    Mr.Neshat Tozaj
    Jewish community that had been present in Albania for centuries as well as Jews from other countries welcomed during, hidden and protected during the second world war. "Shalom", the original title of the work published in Albania has been modified for French readers since we wished to reach them in all their diversity.
    The author deals with this period with an approach different to that which one is used to reading, hearing or seeing in most documentaries. The Jewish community is not only depicted as a persecuted community but also as an Albanian community living among other Albanians, united in the same struggle against Nazism and Fascism. A struggle carried on to protect life, human dignity, the property of each person an the cultural heritage. The joint commitment to this fight and friendship taken to the ultimate sacrificed by non-Jewish Albanians to save their brothers and their guests set an example that is almost unique and especially unusual in History.
    This book, very largely inspired by actual facts, is an opportunity to pay homage to a little nation often forgotten, which was merely doing its duty in barbarous times.
    The publication of this book, apart from the moment of history that it reveals, seems to me to be essential and salutary for many people, starting with the youngest, of all origins, religions or other philosophical allegiances.
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Albanian Dossier:

Ramiz Alia's Pragmatism

Albanian Dossier
    On succeeding to Hoxha's party leadership post in 1985, Alia reassessed Albania's foreign policy. He realized that it was imperative for Albania to expand its contacts with the outside world if it were to improve its economic situation.
    Ramiz Alia
    He was eager in particular to introduce Western technology, although limited foreign-currency reserves and constitutional bans on foreign loans and credits restricted Albania's ability to import technology.

    Alia's public statements indicated that in pursuing his country's foreign policy objectives he would be less rigid than his predecessor and put political and economic concerns ahead of ideological ones. Thus, at the seventy-fifth anniversary of Albania's independence in 1987, Alia stated, "We do not hesitate to cooperate with others and we do not fear their power and wealth. On the contrary, we seek such cooperation because we consider it a factor that will contribute to our internal development."
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