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Bunk’ Art 2

Bunk’ Art 2

Bunk’ Art 2 is the second phase of an historical-cultural project that is focused on the preservation of the collective memory and on telling the story of the communist regime, including the horrors of that regime

Sigurimi i Shtetit – BUNK’ART 2 reconstructs the history of the Albanian Ministry of Internal Affairs from 1912 to 1991 and reveals the secrets of “Sigurimi”, the political police that was the harsh persecution weapon used by the regime of Enver Hoxha

Police and “Sigurimi” during dictatorship

This violent side of “Sigurimi” was more strong under the direction of Koçi Xoxe, after his arrest in 1948, followed an open campaign of denunciation. Hundreds of documents in the Albanian archives prove inhumane forms of tortures perpetrated by “Sigurimi” officers. But with his arrest in 1948 and his being shot as a traitor, Koçi Xoxe himself became a victim of this system.

There have been only three circumstances that have caused the emergency plan in the bunker: the first time, in February 1991 during the street protests that led to the demolition of the statue of Enver Hoxha.

The second time, in September 1998 during the rebellion that followed the assassination of opposition’s politician Azem Hajdari.

And the last time in March 1999, when as a result of NATO bombing on Belgrade to free Kosovo from Serb occupation there was the fear that Serbia trigger a revenge attack on Tirana.

Even on these three conditions, despite the emergency situations, the bunker was not used.

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