Albanian oppression

By Alla Campbell
This item appears on page 55 of the March 2013 issue.
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In the article “Enjoying Albania without the Cost and Crowds” (Dec. ’12, pg. 36), there was no mention of Enver Hoxha, the dictator who ruled Albania from 1941 to 1985 using brutal Stalinist methods. He became more Communist than Stalin.

One interesting thing to note — during (and after) Hoxha’s regime, over 700,000 bunkers were built, from 1967 to 1986, to isolate and keep complete control over the population. When my husband, Charles, and I were in Albania on a private tour in November ’11, it was amazing to see the hillsides littered with these bunkers.

ALLA CAMPBELL
Greensboro, GA

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In the article “Enjoying Albania without the Cost and Crowds” (Dec. ’12, pg. 36), there was no mention of Enver Hoxha, the dictator who ruled Albania from 1941 to 1985 using brutal Stalinist methods. He became more Communist than Stalin.

One interesting thing to note — during (and after) Hoxha’s regime, over 700,000 bunkers were built, from 1967 to 1986, to isolate and keep complete control over the population. When my husband, Charles, and I were in Albania on a private tour in November ’11, it was amazing to see the hillsides littered with these bunkers.

ALLA CAMPBELL
Greensboro, GA