Kalojani Kozma

He was born in 1917 in the village of Nestram, Kostur region. From the beginning he participated bravely in the battle against the fascist occupation. In 1941 he became a member of CPG and in 1942 he was arrested by the Italian forces. He lay in prisons of Kostur and Athens for more than a year. After the surrender by Mussolini he was freed and immediately joined the ranks of ELAS where he fought bravely. Later he was moved to the political organisations and for a long time worked as a member of the Nestram regional committee of CPG, and that is how Kozma expanded his activity. After the Varkiza agreement he continued his revolutionary activity again in the mass national liberation organisations in the Nestram region.

In the month of April 1947 he fell into an enemy trap near the village of Chuka, Gramos region and was heavily wounded. Dragging himself, he managed to get away and reach the village and to enter a barn. The fascists followed the trail of blood and found him but they could not enter the barn to arrest him so they set fire to the barn and burned him alive. Then they took his scorched body and paraded it through the neighbouring villages, the streets of his own village and before his own mother.

N Karapandov

P Gecho


From: For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom Fighters

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For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom Fighters