Memorie.al/On October 23, 1944, the German Command of the Pristina Camp executed 105 Albanian communists and partisans who had been held there in isolation since August of that year, when they were taken from the Tirana prison where they had been arrested at various times. According to some testimonies made by some former prisoners of that camp, such as Luigj Filipi (former chairman of the Tirana Executive Committee in the first years after the war), Kristo Budo, a former Interior Ministry soldier with leading positions and Inspector General for Local Government in the Prime Minister until the mid-1950s), etc., it is said that the execution of 105 convicts in that camp came as a result of the non-release of three German girls (Elsa Koch, Irmgrand Tennius and Erna Schubert), who were held hostage and Enver Hoxha did not abide by the agreement he had made with the Germans for their exchange.
While these things are already known from some articles that Memorie.al has published these days, where in addition to the above quoted persons, are also published the testimonies of some of the internees in forced labor camps in the villages of Myzeqe, such as Plug, Bedat, Savër, etc., where the three German girls stayed until 1956, when they were repatriated to their countries based on the “Agreement, Khrushchev-Adenauer”, in this article, Memorie.al publishes a rare photo that it has not seen never the light of publication. Which shows some Albanian partisans laying wreaths at the burial place of 105 executed in the Prishtina Camp. This can be seen from the photo in question (where it is written in white), and most likely it belongs to 1945, ie October of that year which was the first anniversary of that event, and the Albanian partisans, have come there on the way back from Bosnia and Herzegovina where the two Albanian divisions had gone “to follow the German beast”. As can be seen from the photo, from the uniforms they are wearing, there are three or four Albanian partisans, and just as many Yugoslavs, and among them is a Kosovar civilian, with characteristic clothing of that area. Albanian partisans seem to have leadership functions, ie officers, which is clearly shown by the distinctive signs they have on the sleeves (political functions, commissars), where are the stars that indicate the ranks.
Unlike the Albanian partisans, the Yugoslav partisans look rankless and have served there simply as companions and to show the country to those who, on the first anniversary of that event, placed a large wreath, not of flowers but of shrubs. Also, between the bushes appear two signs made of wood, which give the symbol of the cross. However, although by circumstantial means, the leading cadres of the Albanian partisans, with a simple ceremony have commemorated 105 of their comrades who were shot and this is fixed in this photo that is published for the first time by Memorie.al.