Historia e Kosovës
  Themes >> Politics and political commitment


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Politics and political commitment
The interviewees tell us about the influence of politics in their lives, how active or interested in politics they were. They speak about the possibilities that women had in the society and in their political life, how they received the news on the fall of Rankovic, the protests of 1968 and the constitutional changes, and how all of this had influenced their lives.


She was obliged to write "I am admitted to the Communist Party" at the time she was thinking of working in UP. Initially she worked in the Museum of Kosovo...video

The action of weapon collection during the Rankovic period; people having to buy a weapon in order to have what to hand in later...video

It was a very brutal action, because the Serbian regime was seeking weapons, without there being any. The pressure was stronger in villages than in cities...video

He was not involved in politics at all. As far as the weapon action is concerned, he emphasizes the pressure and the harassment of the people in order to incite the expulsion to Turkey...video

Listening to the radio in low volume, with the ear attached to the radio, then the inability to listen to Albanian music from Tirana freely; the fear of talking about...video

When she obtained the news on the fall of Rankovic, she was in Prevalla camping with her family. When they heard the news, they all screamed to high sky from joy...video

After him a new era dawned, much more relaxed. People in Kosovo had started to show ever less signs of happiness....video

The joy about the fall of Rankovic was huge, because something changed for better, people breathed more freely. There were no more weapon collecting actions...video

A lecturer in the elementary school "Zekeria Rexha" during the 1968 student protests; suspicions about the organizers of these protests...video

The youth was progressive and therefore achieved its objectives. He himself did not participate in protests but supported them morally. In these protests he lost a relative...video

The placement of the national flag and the student protests of 1968 were the happiest years. Singing about Scanderbeg aloud at the Prizren fountain was a pleasant event...video

The drafting of the Constitution by some Gjakova intellectuals 1974 ; more advanced rights for Albanians with this Constitution...video

The Constitution of 1974 was an opening of new era of some pseudo equality. This Constitution was not considered as the thing we were aspiring towards, but...video

A lot was learned in schools about Tito, through poetry and nice stories about him. While growing up, she starts to understand that those things were not true...video

Tito was a great "visionary man”. It was a good time to live in his time. What disappointed him in Tito was the fact that he did not grant the status of a republic...video

Tito's stance towards the people living in Kosovo, the political changes after Tito's death...video

Tito was leading an artificial structure, let us say, the way the Kingdom of Yugoslavia used to be, which was artificial and did not manage to survive...video

The position of the woman was difficult, she was subordinate. This was encouraged by the Serbian regime and the religion...video

The beating and the harassment of the father during the Rankovic's period, the changes in political circumstances after the fall of Rankovic...video

Due to the repressions from the 1950s when emigration toward Turkey continued – in Prizren existed another sort of forced migration, be it direct or camouflaged...video