The Communist Persecution
The Communist Terror Pavilion located on the second floor of the National History Museum. In the pavilion presented documents, photographs and historical artifacts located in thematic chronological line for the period 1944-1990. In the first window visitors familiar with the original documents, decisions executions, the list of prisoners to death, political prisoners, press the Military High Court etc. Occupies the leading place Postriba uprising and trials of opponents of the communist regime. Vicious campaign of persecution took place in the trial against the engineers and technicians of American technical school in Tirana. Interest paid to submit photos and Soviet Embassy incident in trials conducted against Liberal MPs Albanian parliament. In the pavilion is also featured political persecution against Kosovo Albanians and Cham. In 1967 Albania was officially declared as the only atheist in the world. Stroke and the destruction of the clergy was unique in all of Europe. Atheist campaign was accompanied by the destruction of places of worship, which were an important part of Albanian cultural heritage. After this year were closed 740 mosques, 608 churches and monasteries, and the Catholic Church 157 530 Bektashi Tekke. In Pavilion visitors will find a map which reflects prisons, forced labor camps and internment camps in the territory of the Albanian state. In Albania hospitals were then-prisons and psychiatric hospitals where “cured” the defendant politics. The atmosphere within a cell model of that period certainly creates excitement to visitors. Further, with a metaphorical title “Dictatorship eat his children” will get acquainted with the killing of four key ministers communist regime of that time as Xoxe Koci, Beqir Balluku, Mehmet Shehu (Prime Minister), Kadri Hazbiu accused of being “enemies of people “and was severely condemned. Another appears in the window isolation of Albania and Albanians poverty due to its isolation. This is associated with objects, as vouchers for food, photos, where long queues appear in stores etc. This deplorable state of Albanians brought their response to anti-communist and isolation of the country. Resistance anticommunist said through tracts against the communist regime. Another Showcase presents personalities art, literature and culture, which were shot, hanged, imprisoned and deported to various charges. Also, during that period there were dozens of women and girls shot and imprisoned. In a special showcase are exposed tools of torture against detainees. In other stands reflected model “Stalinist” in Albania, countries executions and killings of Albanians to the border with the neighboring states. In recent showcase pavilion presented the fall of the communist dictatorship.