Memorie.al/ publishes a rare photo from the personal archive of Enver Hoxha, which before the ’90s never saw the light of publication and it has become known only in recent years, as Enver has come out with some of his close associates during the war, even some of the most prominent figures of the Anti-Fascist Movement, the Communist Party and the General Staff of the National Liberation Army, where he initially supported and then eliminated all, some physically and some in prisons, deportation etc.
This photo, which belongs to the autumn of 1942, was taken in Peza (thought to be from November 1942), next to Enver who is sitting at the feet of Abaz Kupi, there are also Haxhi Lleshi (on the right side of Enver), Mustafa Gjinishi (on the left side of Enver) and above them standing (from the right of the photo), are: Myslym Peza, Sejfulla Malëshova, Baba Faja Martaneshi, Abaz Kupi and Dr. Ymer Dishnica.
The first to be hit by Enver Hoxha from the seven people in this photo, were Dr. Ymer Dishnica and Mustafa Gjinishi, who since September 1943, a few days after the Mukje Conference, he (Enver) called them ‘opportunists and deviants who had fallen into the lap of the National Front and Legality’, as they both had signed the “Mukje Agreement”, which led to them being subsequently declared undesirable by him.
Mustafa Gjinishi, by order of Enver, was killed behind his back on August 23, 1944, under the “care” of Liri Gega (member of the SNP Politburo), by a partisan unit of the First Assault Division commanded by Major General, Dali Ndreu, while Dr. Ymer Dishnica, (former political secretary of the Albanian Communist Party), with his wife, Flora (Gjystina) Sata Dishnica, after the end of the War, would be interned as a family, first in Elbasan and then in Berat, where they stayed until the collapse of the communist regime in 1991.
Likewise, at that time (in the autumn of 1943), Enver began the attack on Abaz Kupi, who left the National Liberation Front and created the “Legality Movement”, to then leave Albania in November of the year 1944, after Enver Hoxha had declared him “enemy of the people”, considering him “the greatest traitor” after King Zog.
After Gjinisht, Dishnica and Kup, Baba Faja Martaneshi disappeared from the political scene, who was killed at the Bekatishanie Headquarters in Tirana together with Baba Fejzon, on March 17, 1947, after being shot with several pistol bullets by the World Chief, Haxhi Dede Baba Abazi, as by order of Enver Hoxha they had gone to sign a document (Statute) drafted by the Albanian government, which put the Bektashi Community under the orders and hooves of the communist regime.
After Baba Faja Martaneshi, the “turn” came to Sejfulla Malëshova, former Minister of Education and Culture and holder of the Writers’ League since its founding in 1945, whom Enver removed from party and state duties since 1946. and then exiled him to the district of Fier, where he died in solitude and complete misery on June 9, 1971, after working for years as a tobacco worker and storekeeper.
The last to suffer from Enver’s revenge or jealousy were Myslym Peza and Haxhi Lleshi, who were formally left in honorary duties and functions until the end of their lives. Myslym Peza, one of the most deserving characters in the Anti-Fascist War, passed away on February 7, 1984 (completely abandoned by Enver), while Haxhi Lleshi was dismissed in 1982 from the honorary post of Chairman of the Presidium of The People’s Assembly and after that period, except for some privileges as most of the communist leadership, had no other function. Even, according to the memoirs of Enver Hoxha’s secretary, Haxhi Kroi, made public in recent years, Enver had ordered that Haxhiu and Baba Myslymi, no longer trespass on the headquarters of the Central Committee or his house (Enver), in cases holidays or anniversaries, as went the rest of the senior leadership of the ALP./Memorie.al