Suffering of Kosovo Serbs under the
Tito's and post-Tito's regime (1945-1989)

INTERNATIONAL PRESS ON KOSOVO BEFORE THE TIME OF MILOSEVIC
From this selection of articles one can see that the treatement of the Kosovo problem was quite different before and that the troubles of Kosovo Serbs in the Albanian dominated Autonomous Province of Kosovo were a concrete and serious problem and not a fiction as it is usually dismissed now

Kosovo problem as seen by NYT journalist David Binder in 1987
Kosovo for Absolute Beginners

In order to realize their dream of independent Kosovo (or Greater Albania) Kosovo Albanian nationalists after the WW2 have employed various methods of pressure against the Serb Orthodox population.Monasteries were terrorized and exposed to looting and desecrations, Serb Christian cemeteries were destroyed and desecrated, holy sites were set on fire. The Serbs were under constant pressure to sell their property and leave Kosovo. Many thousands of Serbs eventually left Kosovo which was presented by Albanians as economic migration to more developed north Serbia. In fact the process of ethnic cleansing was going on and no one could stop it. Milosevic in 1989 tried to reverse the process using the methods of a police state which has only given a new impetus to Albanian independence claims and left Kosovo Serbs in a more desparate situation. After the war in Kosovo 1999 and the deployment of UN Mission and KFOR the pressures against the remaining Serbs were continued in the international presence, exactly by same methods which were used in the past but now without any kind of restraint.

VARIOUS METHODS OF PERSECUTION

Terrorizing monasteries
Abbes Hilaria in the Monastery of the Holy Trinity. Albanian dominated police gave her no
protection from criminals who were attacking and looting the monastery. A hunting rifle and a few shots
in the air was the only way to deter the attackers on her convent

The war against the dead
Serb Orthodox cemeteries were systematically desecrated in order to make
the Serbs leave the province

Desecration of cemeteries
Many old tombs were overturned or broken into peaces

Burned Pec Patriarchate
The charred walls of the Patriarchate Monastery Refectory
which was burned by Albanian extremists in 1981


The attack on the heart of the Serb Orthodox Church - Pec Patriarchate
had to make clear to the Serbs that they must leave Kosovo

Devic
The nuns of Devic sruggled to survive on the ruins of their monastery after the WW2

Going more into the past we can see that the life of Christian Orthodox population
in today's Kosovo was even harder

KOSOVO ALBANIAN NAZISM, WW2

Ethnic Albanian NAZIS from kosovo.netitted mass expulsions and
executions of Kosovo Serbs in WW2 - the history not much known today

WW2 Genocide - Albanian SS Skenderbey Division

EC: The Roots of Kosovo's Faschism, by George Thompson

Eyewitness to Genocide in Kosovo: Kosovo-Metohija
and the Skenderbeg Division

Tetovo and Greater Albania
Tetovo between 1941-1944, by Carl Savich
The truth about events during the Nazi occupation of today's Macedonia. As well as in Kosovo, Albanian Nazis of Skenderbey SS division commited crimes against Slav population.


A Serb Orthodox priest-monk killed in Devic by Albanian Nazi, WW2


Ethnic Albanian Nazis massacred 10.000 Serbs in Kosovo during the WW2
Scenes of crimes

ALBANIAN ETHNIC CLEANSING OF THE OLD SERBIA
by Slavenko Terzic

OR EVEN IN THE 19th CENTURY

Letters of the Serbian Consul, Pristina 1894-1895
Three letters by Consul Branislav Nusic showing the oppression under which
the Serbs lived in the closing years of the Ottoman Moslem rule in Kosovo

Suffering of Christians - Requiem for the Serb beheaded by an Albanian 1903

The Virgin of Ljevis Cathedral was converted into a mosque

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