Memorie.al publishes some documents issued by the Central State Archive (fund of the former Central Committee of the ALP), where there is a voluminous file with archival materials which bear the logo ‘Top secret’, which belong to the period of years 1981-1982, with reports, reports, evidence, information, minutes of the meetings of the Politburo and the secretariat of the Central Committee of the ALP, etc., starting from what was held to review and analyze the self-criticism of the former Prime Minister Mehmet Shehu in December 1981, for allowing the engagement of his son, Skënder, “with a girl who had some political fugitives in her family circle”, the marathon meeting of the Politburo on the afternoon of December 17 his year that continued until the late hours of that night, where that problem was discussed with the debates and discussions of all members who “crucified” former Prime Minister Shehu, the meeting of the morning of December 18, after the news that Prime Minister Mehme t Shehu had killed himself, the marathon meeting of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the ALP on September 20, 1982, with the topic: “Analysis of serious mistakes of Kadri Hazbiu, committed during the period when he was deputy minister and minister of Internal Affairs “, where Enver Hoxha initially launched accusations against Kadri Hazbiu, luring him as a” loyalist of the Party “, (in order for him to” open the heart of the Party “, speaking against former Prime Minister Mehmet Shehu) , where at the beginning of his speech, Enver said: “After the coup in the army, we discovered the traitorous group in economics of Abdyl Këllez, Koço Theodhos and Kiço Ngjela with friends. We also discovered this group here; it was not discovered by the State Security. The same can be said about the discovery of the group of Fadil Paçrami, Todi Lubonja and a number of other people connected with them, such as Ismail Kadareja with friends, the Security did not reveal, but that hostile work was discovered by the Committee Central ”, etc.! All these and other documents with the logo ‘Top secret’, will be published in several issues in a row, exclusively by Memorie.al
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The ‘Top Secret’ document with the correspondence between Enver Hoxha and Mehmet Shehu on October 19 and 28, 1981, after the self-criticism of former Prime Minister Mehmet Shehu, sent to Enver Hoxha and the Politburo of the Central Committee of the ALP, regarding the engagement of to his son, Skënder, with “a girl with a very bad political make-up”!
“Draft-self-criticism” (“First self-criticism”) that Mehmet Shehu sent to comrade Enver Hoxha and “Autocriticism” (second variant) to comrade Enver Hoxha and comrades of the Politburo of the Central Committee as well as the minutes of the meeting Politburo of the Central Committee of the ALP, dated 17 – 18 December 1981: For the analysis of the serious mistake made by the former member of the Politburo, Mehmet Shehu, regarding the engagement of a boy with a girl with a very bad political composition .
- The other negative element that led me to the mistake I made I think is also the display of arrogance in this case. Above I spoke of a factor which influenced me to make my grave mistake of a class character – of my “sense of immunity” from the influence of the ideology of the class enemy. But it is precisely this sense of immunity from the influence of the class enemy, which influenced the wrong decision-making in this case; I think it is, at the same time, a display of arrogance.
Occasions of this kind of arrogance can also be considered the frequent interventions that I make in the meeting of the Government, of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, or even in any other meeting, interrupting the speaker, to make any question or to ask for any clarification, which the speaker, perhaps, could give even without my question and intervention. Even this way of acting, now that I think and delve into the negative elements of my character, I consider that it is not right, it is even wrong, because it makes the speaker not to express the opinion as he has it to the end, it awaits him initiative etc.
Thus, isolated cases of display of arrogance I think there are in me. This is also confirmed by the fact of my mistake regarding my son’s engagement, when I decided quickly, without deepening and in a precipitated way. I promise the Party and Comrade Enver that I will fight with all my conscience and strength in this direction, to always be simple, to never feel infallible and immune to foreign performances, and to be always attentive to the opinion of friends, to listen to the opinion of friends with due care, with the utmost care.
I assure you, comrades, that all these subjective flaws, of a micro-bourgeois nature, all these negative elements that led me to the mistake I made; I will fight with all my might to eradicate. I assure you, too, that I will never again separate family matters from social and Party matters, and I will consult with comrades on family matters (when it is a matter for consultation), given that for us communists, family affairs are inseparable, but are closely related to Party affairs.
Above I said that if I had not hurried, the mistake (engagement) could have been avoided. I’m sure of that. But I am also convinced that if the engagement was not broken, as it was after the criticism he made of me and the revolutionary social assistance given to me by Comrade Enver, in this case the Party line regarding the class struggle would be violated. But the Party does not allow anyone to touch the norms and criteria of the implementation of the class struggle, as it did very right to me in the last case, when I was wrong in this regard. This mistake and this shaking of consciousness will serve me as a negative experience of my activity to turn it from suffering to learning, to make me in the future to be more, much more, vigilant, in any case of in every direction, to never again make mistakes of this nature and to work with all my strength and energies, until I close my eyes, to wash away this fault of the Party.
On this occasion, as a communist I would like to express here a feeling that springs from my heart and to say that I am and will be grateful for the life of Comrade Enver, who as soon as he learned the matter, immediately acted properly. acted, as a revolutionary leader, as a Marxist-Leninist teacher, but also as a friend and brother, certainly starting, in the first place, from the interest of the Party, to preserve the principles of the Party concerning the class struggle and helping me to see and understand the mistake I made, acting, in this way also in the interest of my family, which has connected her life with the Party with her blood until her death and which is ready to be extinguished all for the interests of the Party and of socialism.
Comrade Enver, has done so much for my family not only today, but always, always starting from the interests of the Party, that in our Party, there is no connection or family or personal love outside the interests of the Party, of the revolution, of socialism. Comrade Enver helped me, as I said, as a friend and brother, and for that I and my whole family are and will always be grateful to him.
In the first place, I think I must always be vigilant against the enemy of the class and its ideology and all-round pressure, always keeping in mind the teaching of Stalin, the very rich experience of our Party, as well as my own personal experience that it comes out of my recent mistake, that the greatest danger related to the class war, is the one that is forgotten, it is the danger that comes from where you put your mind to sleep, where you lowered your vigilance.
My vigilance, in this case, was weakened towards the danger of opportunism. That is why I made that mistake, which has an opportunistic character. For this reason I will keep in mind that I will never again make principled mistakes of this character, I will try, as the Party and Comrade Enver teach us, to be vigilant, both to the danger of the left and to the danger of the right. .
Secondly, I have to be very careful and always beware of the thought or feeling that we are supposedly immune from the influence of foreign ideology, because in fact, the mistake I made showed the opposite, thus proving the teaching of the Party and my friend. Enver, that one should not think that you are immune from mistakes. I must always and everywhere be consistent in the development of the class war, both against external and internal enemies, and against any foreign show, both outside, in society, and within the family and within myself.
Considering that these are some of the main lessons I learn from the recent grave mistake I made once again, I promise the comrades of the Politburo and I swear to Comrade Enver, that in my life, such mistakes of this nature , of a political and ideological, principled character, will not be made by me. I may even accidentally make mistakes at work, but mistakes of this nature, I assure you friends, I will not make.
Our party, with its great Marxist-Leninist ideological maturity, has not allowed anyone to make principled mistakes, just as it did not allow me in this case, but criticized me and helped me to correct the mistake as soon as possible. immediately. Correcting this mistake that I made also shows the great strength of the Party, which is expressed in the fact that even when a friend makes a mistake, he is helped by other friends to correct the mistake.
And this is a big, very important thing, vital for the Party. In this, I think, finds its expression precisely the strength of the norm of collegiality in the internal life of our Party, which is a Leninist norm of vital importance for maintaining the purity of the Party line. Therefore our Party is invincible.
Reaching the end of my self-criticism, I think it shows another idea and lesson of the Party and Comrade Enver, which they often remind us: the imperialist and revisionist enemy attacks the Party and our socialist state on all fronts – it attacks in the ideological front and this attack is comprehensive, permanent and complex; the enemy attacks us on the economic front, to materially suffocate us; the enemy prepares to attack us at the right moment, even militarily, to enslave and annihilate us as a people and as a nation. And according to the teachings of the Party and Comrade Enver, like all comrades I have fought and am fighting against the enemy on all three of these main fronts. But, before the ideological attack of the enemy, in the case for which I am doing self-criticism, my leg slipped, “my right leg slipped”, but I did not fall to the ground, because the Party, the comrades, personally comrade Enver, signaled me, gave me hand and raised me.
It is known that it is best not to slip your foot at all. That would be the best thing, but as experience itself proves even in the case of my mistake, people, whether they are communists or cadres, make mistakes. But, as the Party teaches us, it is crucial that, when your foot slips, you do not fall to the ground, but hold on, stand up and move forward only. This is done either by the person who made the mistake, when he sees that he “slipped his foot”, or with the help of friends. I did this with the help of my friends, with the immediate social, revolutionary, effective help that the Party gave me, personally Comrade Enver.
But I assure the Politburo and Comrade Enver, that even if I felt myself that my leg had “slipped” (I believe that one day I would feel it, even if delayed), – as soon as I felt it myself, maybe even without signaling comrades (although comrades I am convinced that they would not stay without signaling me), I would gather myself and in that case, I have full conviction that I would correct the mistake made and move forward, only in the way of the Party.
I did not feel and could not dictate to myself that “my foot had slipped”, in the case of this grave mistake I made, for the reasons and reasons I explained above, that I was prevented from seeing and judging correctly the negative elements that are noticed still in my character of whom I will fight to disappear.
And now, concluding, I assure you once again Comrade Enver and comrades of the Politburo, that I will work and fight for the Party and for the people with infinite allegiance and to the death, as I have tried to do all my life. my Party; I will work with all my might to put into practice the Marxist-Leninist teachings of the Party and of Comrade Enver, and I am fully convinced that in this regard, I will have the continuous and valuable help of all of you, comrades. , the social and revolutionary help of Comrade Enver, the unceasing help of the whole Party, which, as a loving and infallible mother, carefully helps her children to correct themselves when they err and walk only in its own way, on the path of Marxism-Leninism, which our heroic Party has followed resolutely and with unparalleled consistency for 40 years, since November 8, 1941, when it was founded by Comrade Enver and to this day and which it will always continue.
I make this communist promise, comrades, on the 40th anniversary of the founding of our glorious Party, for the interests of which I am ready to give my life at any moment. Memorie.al
With deep revolutionary respect,
Tirana, November 12, 1981
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