Slatnikova Jordana

There were many Macedonians from Enidzhe Vardar region who dedicated their lives to the joint struggle of the brotherly Greek people, for liberation and democracy of our homeland, for socialism. Among them was Dana Stalnikova from the village of Postol.

Even as a young girl Dana never lowered her head and was not submissive. At the age of 17 she joined the ranks of heroic EPON and in 1943 was the organizer of EPON in Postol and in the surrounding villages, where she developed tireless activism. The occupying forces and the traitors followed her everywhere - trace by trace but she was shrewd and did not fall into their traps.

In 1944 she joined the ELAS units and took part in many struggles against the occupier.

After the Varkiza agreement Dana like the other fighters in the struggle was persecuted by the terrorist bands but she managed not to be captured by them. When DAG was formed she joined its ranks and fought heroically on Pajak, Kajmachkalan, Vich, Gramos, and distinguished herself with her courage and bravery. Dana was wounded a number of times but her fighting spirit was great and she did not withdraw from the difficulties. In the great battles on Gramos in 1948 Dana died at the age of 24. Her short life and her heroic death were an example of a youth who gave her all to the struggle of the Macedonian and Greek people, for a better and happy future.


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

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For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom Fighters