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Illegal Groups in Kosovo (1945 - 1990) collection

The photograph shows a group of fourteen people of The Movement for the Albanian Socialist Republic in Yugoslavia brought to trial in Pristina on 17 June 1984. The picture was published in an article by Sabile Keçmezi-Basha on the historical website Pashtriku (
This private collection addresses the topic of illegal groups operating in Kosovo between 1945 and 1990. The collection contains documents, court decisions, interviews (transcribed and in audio file format) as well as relevant literature on the topic gathered by Sabile Keçmezi-Basha, illustrating a half-century of resistance against the Yugoslav political system.



  • Albanian
  • Serbian

Name of collection

  • Illegal Groups in Kosovo (1945 - 1990)

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 500-999
  • publications (books, newspapers, articles, press clippings): 10-99
  • voice recordings (including oral history recordings): 10-99

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • national

Date of founding

  • 1980

Place of founding

Creator(s) of content

Access type

  • visits by appointments


Author(s) of this page

  • Hetemi, Atdhe


Reference: (Keçmezi-Basha, Të  burgosurit politik shqiptarë në Kosovë 1945-1990 [Albanian Political Prisoners in Kosovo 1945-1990], Shkup-Prishtinë-Tiranë, 2010)

Keçmezi - Basha, Sabile, interview by Hetemi, Atdhe, March 29, 2018. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-02-11 15:33:12