Minovski Kosta

Kosta Minovski was born in the beautiful Lerin village Buf in 1920. His father was forced to look for work in far away foreign lands. And there, in a foreign land, he was tragically killed. He was burned to death in a factory leaving three small children fatherless.

Kosta's older brother was a member of the CPG in Buf during the Metaxas dictatorship. Kosta learned the revolutionary ideas from his older brother and joined the ranks of the communist youth organization OKNE. Despite the brutal terror of those years he worked for the development of a revolutionary movement in his own village.

At the time of the Nazi occupation Kosta was a member of the CPG and in the summer of 1944 was elected president of the local village council and a member of the Lerin regional people's council.

Because of his active participation in the liberation struggle, after the Varkiza agreement he was arrested and sent to jail. As soon as he was released he joined the ranks of DAG. He took part in many battles in Gramos, Smolikas and others. In 1947 he suffered a serious head injury and was sent to hospital at the headquarters. After his recuperation, he returned to the units and continued the fight. In 1948 he took part in the great battles on Vich. In 1949 he is responsible for the Macedonian fighters in the 108th brigade. In this post he was killed on the peak Oksja-Konica on 11 April 1949.

He was promoted to lieutenant, commissar, deceased hero for his activism and heroism.


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

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For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom Fighters