Forced labour camps in Communist Albania

Communist Albania maintained labour camps (Albanian: Kampe pune, meaning work camps) throughout the territories it controlled. The first Communist Albanian labour camps were around Tirana (although several other camp systems were developed in the north and south of the country as well). A number of camps existed between 1946 and 1991 during the Cold War. During the rule of Stalinist dictator Enver Hoxha, the Sigurimi secret police imprisoned thousands in forced-labour camps.[1]

Forced labour camp near Gjirokastër
Jail from inside (1947)

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  1. ^ [1] Archived 2010-06-17 at the Wayback Machine Communist camps in Albania

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