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Rizah Gruda (1946), Guci, resident in Novi Pazar (Part I) Old Histories from old peope

Rizah Gruda (1946), Guci, resident in Novi Pazar (Part I) Old Histories from old peope -Histori të vjetra me njerëz të vjetër- Stare priče starih ljudi Rizah Gruda (1946) Guci, resident in More »

Plava dhe Gucia 1912

Plav-Gusinje massacres (1912-13)

The Plav-Gusinje massacres of 1912-13 occurred between late 1912 and March 1913 in the areas of the modern Plav and Gusinje municipalities and adjacent areas. More than 1,800 locals, mostly Muslim Albanians, More »

The center of Gruemirë, Albania with shops and coffee bars

Gruemiri (altenatively, Gruemira) is a small historical Albanian tribe (fis) in the former municipality of Gruemirë in the region of Malësia.

Gruemiri (altenatively, Gruemira) is a small historical Albanian tribe (fis) in the former municipality of Gruemirë in the region of Malësia. Historical and linguistic understanding about the patronym and toponym Gruemiri/Gruemirë increased as new, published archival records have become available. Traditionally, More »

The center of Gruemirë, Albania with shops and coffee bars

Gruemiri (altenatively, Gruemira) is a small historical Albanian tribe (fis) in the former municipality of Gruemirë in the region of Malësia.

Gruemiri (altenatively, Gruemira) is a small historical Albanian tribe (fis) in the former municipality of Gruemirë in the region of Malësia. Historical and linguistic understanding about the patronym and toponym Gruemiri/Gruemirë increased as new, published archival records have become available. Traditionally, More »

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Rizah Gruda (1946), Guci, resident in Novi Pazar (Part I) Old Histories from old peope

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Rizah Gruda (1946), Guci, resident in Novi Pazar (Part I) Old Histories from old peope -Histori të vjetra me njerëz të vjetër- Stare priče starih ljudi

Rizah Gruda (1946) Guci, resident in Novi Pazar from July 2019

Rizah Gruda (1946), Guci, resident in Novi Pazar (Part II) Old Histories from old peope

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Rizah Gruda (1946), Guci, resident in Novi Pazar (Part II) Old Histories from old peope -Histori të vjetra me njerëz të vjetër- Stare priče starih ljudi

Rizah Gruda (1946) Guci, resident in Novi Pazar from July 2019

1944 Bedri Pejani: Letter to Heinrich Himmler

The Kosovo Albanian political figure Bedri bey Pejani (1885-1946) was born in Peja. He attended Robert College in Constantinople and studied history at the University of Constantinople. Pejani took part in the declaration of Albanian independence in Vlora in November 1912, being then elected to the senate. He was one of the instigators of the Kosovo Defence Committee (1918-1924) and represented Kosovo at the Conference of Versailles in 1919. From 1921 to 1923, he was a member of the Albanian parliament and head of the People’s Party. He fled Albania in late 1924 when Ahmet Zogu took power, and joined the left-wing forces of the National Revolutionary Committee, Konare (“Komiteti Nacional Revolucionar”) abroad until 1927. Pejani later founded the Committee for the Liberation of Kosovo (“Komiteti i Çlirimit të Kosovës, KÇK”) and was sentenced to death in absentia by the Zogu government. In 1941-1943, he was interned by the Italians but was released after Italy’s capitulation, and returned to the Balkans. Assisted by the German emissary Franz von Schweiger, Bedri Pejani and Xhafer Deva set up the Second League of Prizren aimed at protecting Greater Albania, which was now in jeopardy. In Kosovo in 1944, Pejani and the Second League of Prizren, which he headed from January to June of that year, were responsible in good part for the ethnic cleansing of some 40,000 Serbs from Kosovo by April of that year. Hermann Neubacher, German special representative for southeastern Europe, referred to him as mad or crazed, and used his own influence, unsuccessfully, to have Pejani arrested by the regency government in Tirana. Pejani was captured by the communists in Albania in 1945, handed over to the Yugoslav authorities, and sentenced to death. He was, however, released, but died soon thereafter at Prizren hospital in July 1946. In this document, Bedri Pejani appeals to Reichsführer SS, Heinrich Himmler, for support to set up an Albanian army to fight the advancing communist partisans. Nothing came of the project.

 

Sanjak of Novi Pazar

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The Sanjak of Novi Pazar (Bosnian and Serbian: Novopazarski sandžak/Новопазарски санџак; Turkish: Yeni Pazar sancağı) was anOttoman sanjak (second-level administrative unit) that existed at times from 1864 until the Balkan Wars of 1912–13 in the territory of present-day Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo. Today, the region is known as Raška and Sandžak.