Qemal Stafa

Qemal Stafa ( born 20 March 1920 - died 5 May 1942) was a founding member of the Albanian Communist Party, and the leader of its youth section. He was very active in the Albanian National Liberation Movement during the World War II. He was assassinated at the outskirts of Tirana by the Italian Fascist forces, who had occupied Albania. The 5th of May, his death anniversary, was chosen after the end of the war as the Martyrs' Day to commemorate all those who gave their life for Albania's liberation.

Many streets, squares and schools in different cities bear his name as well as a military base and the most important stadium in the country.
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Motto
Ti Shqipëri më jep nder më jep emrin shqipëtar ( Albania give me honor, give me the Albanian name.)
Anthem
Rreth flamurit të përbashkuar''
("United Around the Flag")

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The Albanian Party of Labour, Partia e Punës e Shqipërisë, PPSh in Albanian, was the sole legal political party in Albania during communist rule (1946-1991).
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Italian Fascism (in Italian, fascismo) was the authoritarian political movement which ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. German Nazism, under Adolf Hitler, was inspired by Italian Fascism but only came to power ten years later in 1933.
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Martyrs' Day (Albania), on May 5th, the anniversary of Qemal Stafa's death, all the martyrs that have died for Albania's freedom are remembered. Especially the 28000 that perished during World War II.
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Qemal Stafa is a multi-use stadium in Tirana, Albania named after Qemal Stafa, a World War II hero. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 25,000 (not all-seated, it has about 15,000 seats).
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