Tributes to Nexhmije Hoxha

(8 February 1921 - 26 February 2020)

From Albania:

Statement from Ilir Hoxha:

Dear friends of the Enver Hox- ha family. With deep sorrow I would like to inform you that our 99-year-old mother, Nexhmiye Hoxha, left us on February 26, 2020. She devoted her entire life to the liberation of our country and society, as well as the building and development of a new Albania. Her name and work will thus make us proud forever. Our family and all of her friends in Albania and around the world will never forget her memory.

Ilir Hoxha

Note: The funeral ceremony will be held on February 27, from 9 A.M. to 12 noon, next to Medrese, next to the “Funeral Home Alba 2000”. In the days after the funeral, we will receive condolence visits at our house in Laprak (next to Sheshi Shqiponja).

From Albania:

 Nexhmije Hoxha’s life came to an end

Today, February 26, 2020, Nexhmije Hoxha died at the age of 99.

Nexhmije Hoxha was the most outstanding woman in the nation, the National Liberation Movement (LANQ) and socialism, one of the talented organizers of youth, women and the Communist Party or Labour Party (PAA), the wife and close associate of comrade Enver Hoxha;

Former Member of the Albanian People’s Assembly (parliament) since the first legislature (1945), member of the PAA’s central committee since its first party convention (1948), heroine of socialist work, director of the Institute for Marxist-Leninist Studies, chair of the Albanian Democratic Front.

For her services, Nexhmije Hoxha will always count with dignity in the gallery of honour and glory of our heroic nation.

There are no events of particular importance in the country’s National Liberation Movement and socialist construction that she has not attended and to which she would not have made a valuable contribution.

True to the ideals of her people, iron, anti-fascist, communist and devoted, Nexhmije Hoxha was unbreakable, rock and stone! Neither the violence and the dungeons of the Nazi fascist occupiers nor the violence and incarceration by the Albanian bourgeoisie, which usurped the state after the fall of socialism through counter-revolution, could put her down!

Nexhmije Hoxha is one of the nation’s heroines; tomorrow it will belong to them in all forms!

Glory to the extraordinary life and work of Nexhmije Hoxha!

Her memory is unforgettable!

Muharrem Xhafa.

From Bangladesh:

On passing away of Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha

“Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha, a great communist leader of Albania, passed away on 26 February 2020. We offer our condolences to the family and the people of Albania over her death.

“Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha was a very important figure in the modern Albanian history. Her contributions towards Marxism-Leninism, particularly on the question of class struggle under the dictatorship of the proletariat and socialism, shall remain a great heritage of the world communist movement. She considered class struggle as a life and death struggle between socialism and capitalism and waged it fiercely all her life. She emphasised that the class struggle within the country develops in combination with the external front of the struggle. Hence, the Party of Labour of Albania fought resolutely against the US imperialism, Soviet so- cialimperialism, and international revisionism not only as enemies of socialist Albania, but also of all the peoples of the world.

“A resolute communist revolutionary, Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha never yielded to the pressure of the enemies of the working class or to other difficulties. She was imprisoned because of that after the fall of socialist Albania.

“Her contributions towards building a socialist Albania and Marxism-Leninism shall always be remembered.”

Central Committee
Communist Party of Bangladesh (Marxist-Leninist)

From Brazil:

At the age of 99, Nexhmije Hoxha, an Albanian revolutionary, died in Tirana, the city where she spent most of her revolutionary political life alongside the free working class.

Thales Caramante


Ilir Hoxha, son of Nexhmije Hoxha, announced the death of the revolutionary through a public note: “With profound grief we inform you that, at the age of 99, our mother, Nexhmije Hoxha, died on February 26, 2020. Throughout her life, she fought for the liberation of the country, for the con- stmction of a new Albania, so that we became a country marked by progress and development”. And he continued: “Our family, friends and all the Albanian people will never forget her history. We will always be blessed by her teachings and her struggle in life”. Ilir Hoxha also announced that the funeral will take place today (February 27) between 9 am and 12 pm in Tirana, the capital of Albania. Apparently, she will be buried beside her companion for life, Enver Hoxha.

During the socialist government, Nexhmije played a decisive role in the economic and social development of the country. She was a member of the secretariat of the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Albania, Member of the Assembly of the Republic and President of the Democratic Front, an organization that united the whole working class against Nazi-fascism. An active guerrilla during the war against Italy and Germany, she was the chair of the League of Communist Women of Albania, only being replaced by her friend and comrade until the end of her life, Vito Kapo.

She was an avid student and developer of Marxism-Leninism, being director of the Institute of Marxist-Leninist Studies, which centralized the higher course of Marxism-Leninism at the University of Tirana, where thousands of communists studied and learned the richest revolutionary theory. Toward the end of her life, she eagerly fought for the complete reconstruction of the party, which was successful in November 2016, leading to the congress of unification.

A Verdade.
Newspaper of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Brazil.

From Dominican Republic:

Glory To Nexhmije Hoxha

The veteran Albanian communist activist Nexhmije Hoxha has died. During the Second World War, she fought the fascist Italian and German occupiers, against whom the communists and patriots of Albania waged a valiant war that culminated in national liberation and the beginning of the construction of socialism in that small country in the Balkans.

In 1948 she was a deputy to the Popular National Assembly, the country’s main legislative body. She was a founder of the Communist Party of Albania – Party of Labour of Albania, of which she had been a member since the time of the clandestine work led by Enver Hoxha, Hysni Kapo, Ali Kelmen- di and other comrades. This work crystallized on November 8, 1941, when the then Communist Party, later the Party of Labour of Albania, was founded. In 1966, she was named Director of the Institute for the Study of Marxism-Leninism, a position she held for many years.

In 1991 the people’s power fell in Albania and the persecution of the communists came. Nexhmije was the wife of prominent leader Comrade Enver Hoxha, who had died several years earlier. She was persecuted, arrested and put on trial on criminal charges that her accusers could never prove. But it was because the counter-revolution had restored its power and was coming for revenge.

They sentenced her to nine years, of which Enver’s widow served four years and, upon leaving prison she was placed under house arrest, in which she was forced to live with her family. Until yesterday, at last, at ninety-nine years, she died.

Nexhmije Hoxha was a ven- erable-looking figure, solemn, of inconspicuous appearance, although she belonged to the highest level of power. Even in the times of defeat, to the best of my knowledge, she retained her mettle and authority.

Communist Party of Labour

From Ecuador:

Nexhmije Hoxha, an example of a Marxist-Leninist communist

Our Party mourns the death of Nexhmije Hoxha, one of the main cadres of the Party of Labour of Albania (PLA) when socialism flourished in that country. A few days ago, on February 8, Comrade Nexhmije turned 99 years old.

She took part in revolutionary activity when she was very young; at 19 she was part of the Shkodra Communist Group and took part in the founding of the Communist Party of Albania (later the Party of Labour) in 1941, when she was 20 years old. She was a brave anti-fascist fighter during the Second World War and when the Communist Youth Organization of Albania was formed she was the only woman delegate in the founding meeting. She was also the only woman delegated to take part in the Conference of National Liberation of Albania, known as the Peza Conference (1942), which laid the foundations of the National Liberation Front and People’s Power.

During the liberation war that the Albanian people waged, in 1942 she was sentenced to 13 years in prison for her participation in youth demonstrations against fascism, but during the trial she went underground. During World War II she joined the National Liberation Army and was elected president of the League of Communist Women of Albania.

As a member of the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Albania, she was responsible for the work of organizing the youth, was a member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee, elected representative of the National Assembly, was director of the Institute of Marxist-Leninist Studies of Albania, among other Party and public positions. She wrote countless articles and theoretical works of great use for communist training.

After the fall of socialism in Albania and during the counterrevolutionary process that took place inside the PLA and in the only socialist country in the world at that time, Nexhmije Hoxha held high the defence of Marxism-Leninism and the fight against revisionism and opportunism. In 1993, the bourgeoisie that seized power sentenced her to nine years in prison for alleged misuse of state funds, which actually hid their desire to tarnish the image of a defender of Marxism-Leninism and their desire to continue the fight against her lifelong companion, Comrade Enver Hoxha.

The Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador expresses its solidarity with the Albanian workers and the people on the death of Nexhmije Hoxha, an example of a Marxist-Leninist communist.

Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador

From India:

Nexhmije Hoxha (nee Xhuglini) the great Communist leader of Albania, an underground communist and partisan when the country was under the occupation of the Italian fascists and Nazi Germany, a leading statesperson of Socialist Albania and a prominent Marxist-Leninist theoretician died on 26th February 2020, a few days after she turned 99 years of age.

The Editorial Board of Revolutionary Democracy salutes the memory of Nexhmije Hoxha, the most prominent woman in the history of Albania and a leading communist of the world.

Born in 1921 Nexhmije Xhug- lini became a member of the Shko- dra Communist Group at the age of 19 and a year later in November 1941 she became a founding member of the Communist Party of Albania in November 1941. During the Italian fascist rule of Albania she was a participant of the youth demonstrations against the occupation. She was put on trial for this activity and sentenced to thirteen years of imprisonment, but escaped to join the underground. She was a founding member of the Anti-Fascist National Liberation Front in 1942 which became known as the Peza Conference. Nationalists alongside the Communists participated in this conference which had the objective of armed struggle against the Italian fascist occupation. Nexhmije Xhuglini participated as a Central Committee member of the Albanian Communist Youth. She was elected as a delegate by the Tirana Party Active for the First National Conference of the Communist Party of Albania which was took place in Labinot in March 1943 which was effectively the First Congress of the Communist Party. Later in the year in September in Labinot the Second National Liberation Conference took place which approved the establishment of the General Headquarters of the National Liberation Army, the creation of big partisan units, the extension of the activity of the National Liberation Councils of the Front, the upgrading of their role to the nuclei of the new popular government.

The armed liberation of Tirana took place in November 1944. Shortly after that she was married to Enver Hoxha on New Year’s Eve in what in her Memoirs she was to describe as a ‘partisan wedding’.

After the liberation of Albania and the establishment of people’s democracy, Nexhmije Hoxha undertook a number of responsibilities. She was Director at the Ministry of Culture, Director of Propaganda, Education and Culture at the apparatus of the Party Central Committee, Chairperson of the League of Communist Women, member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Party of Albania, an elected member of the National Assembly, Chairperson of the National Front, and Director of the Institute of Marxist-Leninist Studies at the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Albania. She authored a number of theoretical works of the Party of Labour of Albania.

One work, ‘Some Fundamental Questions of the Revolutionary Policy of the Party of Labour of Albania about the Development of the Class Struggle’ (1977) was internationally influential. It was written in the context of the years of struggle against the restoration of capitalism in the Soviet Union, the fight against opportunism within the Party of Labour of Albania and the beginnings of the combat against the ‘theory of three worlds’ advocated by the Communist Party of China.

The importance of this was to summarise and develop the Marx- ist-Leninist understanding of the class struggle under the dictatorship of the proletariat and socialism and revealing the links and collaboration of the internal and external enemies of socialism. This work is valuable in the contemporary conditions and contrasts with the faux understanding on these questions put forward in many countries with the new turn after 1953 to the effect that the class struggle diminishes under socialism or that ‘two-line struggles’ exist in the people’s democracies. The sharpness of the understanding on questions of class struggle arose as Albania was the sole people’s democracy which was historically able to construct a socialist society.

The end of the Soviet Union and the states of central and east Europe, the further strengthening of commodity-money relations in People’s China, the break- up of the Yugoslav Federation by NATO, the fall of Albania, the sole socialist state, and the armed socialist uprising of 1997 in opposition to the restoration of capitalism in the country, created complex conditions for the communists.

Nexhmije Hoxha was arrested and imprisoned on false charges for a long period as she stood firm in defending the socialist heritage. In 1997 she was released from 5 years of imprisonment which had been absurdly imposed by President Sali Berisha and his Party, the so called Democratic Party, that came in power by overthrowing and destroying with an unprecedented hatred everything which was built during the socialist system under the leadership of the Party of the Labour of Albania and Enver Hox- ha. After her release from jail, in interviews, speeches, articles and her book ‘My Life with Enver Hoxha’ she kept aloft the banner of socialism.

Nexhmije Hoxha keenly followed our journal. Important articles from it were translated for her by her children. In a message to Revolutionary Democracy in 2015 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the first issue she mentioned that: ‘Reading your magazine in the suffocating atmosphere of the years 1990-1997, was like a fresh breeze and a hopeful light not only for us Albanian communists, but for all revolutionaries throughout the world.’ Nexhmije Hoxha commended the coverage of the work of Lenin and Stalin and their war with the internal and external enemies of socialism, the retrogressive developments around the world as a result of the Khmshchevite modern revisionist betrayal and the examination of the current developments around the world and the current crisis of capitalism. A representative of the Editorial Board of the journal was invited to the home of the family on the birth centenary of Enver Hoxha.

Nexhmije Hoxha has passed on, yet her role in Albania, the Balkans and the history of the international communist movement is carved in stone. She has joined the ranks of the immortals in the history of the working class movement.

Revolutionary Democracy sends its condolences, at this time of grief and sorrow, to Ilir and Pranvere, the son and daughter of Enver and Nexhmije Hoxha, and to the Albanian communist movement.

Revolutionary Democracy dips the Red Flag in honour of Nexhmije Hoxha!

A Red Salute to Nexhmije Hoxha!

Revolutionary Democracy.

On Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha

Marxist Communist Party of India (United) expressed its sorrow and grief over the death of Com. Nexhmije Hoxha, the great revolutionary leader of Albania. Born in 1921, Com. Hoxha joined the underground movement against the Italian Fascist occupation of Albania at a very young age of 19 years and was one of the founding members of the Communist Party in 1941. She participated in the struggles against the fascist occupation by Italy and Nazi German forces. She faced persecution and long imprisonment but all this could not deter her in playing a historic role in the liberation of Albania from the clutches of fascism and Nazism. After the liberation of Albania, she played a leading role in building ad establishing Socialist Society in Albania along with Enver Hoxha. She has carved an unforgettable role in history by her Revolutionary deeds and actions. MCPI(U) joins the people of Albania and the world in paying tributes to the great leader.

Com. Kuldip Singh
General Secretary,
Marxist Communist Party of India (United)

From Iran:

The Party of Labour of Iran (Toufan) expresses its deep sadness over the death of Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha.

Comrade Nexhmije was a member of the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Albania, a participant in the founding of the Communist Party of Albania -1941, a participant of the Peza Conference -1942, an anti-fascist fighter, the director of the Institute of Leninist Marxist Studies of Albania,

Comrade Nexhmije died today, Feb 26, 2020, at the age of 99.

Her memory will always be alive!

From Italy:

The Italian communists lower their banners in memory of Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha

With sorrow we learned of the death yesterday of Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha, one of the leading cadres of the Party of Labour of Albania (PLA) when socialism flourished in that country. A few days earlier she had turned 99.

Nexhmije began revolutionary activity occurred when she was still a girl. She was part of the Communist Group of Shkod- er and in 1941 she took part in the founding of the Communist Party of Albania, later the Party of Labour, when he was 20 years old.

She was a brave anti-fascist fighter during the Second World War, in the first division of the National Liberation Army.

In the founding meeting of the Organization of Communist Youth of Albania, she was the only woman delegate.

She was also the only woman delegated to participate in the Conference of National Liberation of Albania, known as the Peza Conference (1942), which laid the foundations of the National Liberation Front and people’s power.

During the liberation war that freed the “Land of the Eagles” from Nazism in 1944, she was sentenced to 13 years in prison for her participation in youth demonstrations against fascism. But during the trial she managed to go underground.

After the liberation of the country she was named chair of the League of Communist Women of Albania.

As a member of the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Albania she distinguished herself as responsible for the work of organizing the youth; she was part of the Secretariat of the Central Committee; she was elected a representative in the National Assembly; she was chair of the National Front and director of the Institute of Marxist-Leninist Studies at the CC of the PLA, among other party and public offices.

She wrote numerous articles and theoretical works on the fundamental questions of revolutionary politics, of great use in training communists. After the liquidation of socialism in Albania and during the counter-revolutionary wave that took place within the country and internationally, Nexhmije Hoxha defended Marxism-Leninism and continued the struggle against revisionism and opportunism.

In 1993, the bourgeoisie that had regained power sentenced Nexhmije to nine years in prison for alleged misappropriation of state funds; a false and unfounded accusation, used by reaction to strike at the image of a supporter of Marxism-Leninism and her life’s companion, the great communist leader Enver Hoxha.

The Marxist-Leninist communists of Italy lower their banners in memory of the figure and work of Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha and express their condolences and solidarity with the workers and people of Albania who have lost an exemplary daughter, who dedicated her whole life to the cause of progress and social emancipation.

February 27, 2020

–Tuscan Communist Coordination
–Lombardy Communist Coordination
–Communist Platform – for the Communist Party of the Proletariat of Italy
–Communist Collective (M-L) of Nuoro (Sardinia)
–Veneto Communist Coordination
–Editorial Board of Guardare Avanti! (Looking Forward!)
–Miriam Pellegrini Ferri – partisan

From Pakistan:

We Salute Nexhmije Hoxha the Great Leader of the World Communist Movement.

Nexhmije Hoxha was born in Bitola on 8th February 1921. In November 1941, she joined the newly founded Albanian Communist Party and a year later was elected to the General Council of the Albanian National Liberation Movement. During the rest of World War ll she fought in the Ist Division of the National Liberation Army; in 1943 she was elected to the Secretariat of the Albanian Women League and its Chairwoman from 1946 to 1952. After World War ll, she married Comrade Enver Hoxha, Prime Minister and Communist Party Secretary General in 1945. She was elected to the National Assembly in 1948. In 1952 she joined the Central Committee of the Albanian Party of Labour. In 1966 she became Director of the Institute of Marxist Leninist Studies, she was the last Director of the VI. Lenin Higher Party School, after 1985 when her husband Comrade Enver Hoxha died, she was elected Chairwoman of the Democratic Women’s Front.

After the end of socialism she was arrested on December 1991 and in January 1993, she was sentenced to nine years imprisonment, the sentence was increased to eleven years by the Appeal Court. She was released from prison in January 1997. She died on 26 February 2020 aged 99 at her home in Tirana. At the time of her death she was the oldest living member of the Communist leadership of Albania. She was a very important leader of modern Albanian history. Her contribution towards Marxism and Leninism was immense and never will be forgotten. She was a great defender of Marxism-Leninism and class struggle; she stood against revisionism and imperialism. She was the symbol of proletarian dictatorship and she was a great stalwart of Stalinism. She will be remembered for the building of Marxism and Leninism.

Long live Proletarian Revolution!

Shaukat Ali Choudhry,
Secretary General,
Pakistan Mazdoor Mahaz.

From Pakistan:

To Ilir Hoxha and the family of comrade Nexhmije Hoxha.

Please accept our sincere note of condolence at the passing of comrade Nexhmije Hoxha. In this period of intense fascist reaction and neoliberal capitalist triumphalism it is difficult to think of comrades who stood as steadfastly for socialism as comrade Nexhmije. The importance of Albania is beyond its numbers and beyond its economic size. It is in its intellectual contribution to the debate on the building of socialism that the contribution of the people of Albania and Enver and Nexhmije Hox- ha will be remembered in history. There will soon approach the time when the workers of the former socialist states will not only come to realise the horrors of capitalism but will once again rise to take back what should be theirs. It is in that moment that the names of all those who stood for socialism will once again be emblazoned in the annals of humanity’s history.

With solidarity and our deepest condolences,

Central Committee
Pakistan Workers’ and Peasants’Party.

From Serbia:

The International Committee of the Serbian Revolutionary Alliance of Labour wished condolences to the Albanian workers and people, the Hoxha family, the Marxist-Leninist communists in Albania and around the world, saying, “The Serbian working class is mourning the heroes of Albania. Long live the brotherhood and revolutionary unity of the Balkans working class against imperialism and chauvinism!”

From Spain:

Moved, we say goodbye to Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha, a tireless fighter for Marxism-Leninism and a militant until her last day. We will never forget her achievements as an anti-fascist partisan, as leader of the PLA and as political prisoner.

May the earth be light to you, comrade.

Newspaper of the Communist Party of Spain (Marxist-Leninist).

From Turkey:

Nexhmije Hoxha has lived in an extraordinary period in the world, a period when the working class tried to establish new forms of power, socialism. Through this, Hoxha carried out great and colossal struggles for the working people. Despite the bourgeois ideologues of the Cold War trying to undermine the struggles for the construction of socialism, Nexh- mije remained faithful and resisted any form of imperialist blockade and attack. Nexhmije Hoxha and her ideals will continue to light the way for those who are tired of capitalist hunger and exploitation.

The Party of Labour (EMEP)

From United States of America:

A Bright Red Star Has Joined the Heavens

We are deeply saddened to report that today, February 26, 2020, at the age of 99, Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha has died. In a lifetime that spanned nearly a century, Comrade Nexhmije was at the forefront of some of the most titanic struggles of our movement. A partisan fighter during World War II, she led the struggle for the complete emancipation of Albanian women from centuries of feu-

dal-patriarchic oppression. Comrade Nexhmije was a key figure in the unmasking of Khrushchevite revisionism and the defence of Marxism-Leninism. Fighter, educator, revolutionary, Nexhmije Hoxha was all that was best in our movement. The American Party of Labor bows its head in grief and raises its fist in salute to this most exemplary of communists.

Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha and her cause will live forever!

The Red Phoenix,
Newspaper of American Party of Labor.

From Venezuela:

From Voz Proletaria and Gayones Movement we join the condolences for the death of Nexhmije Hoxha who was the widow of Comrade Enver Hoxha ^ Solidarity with her children and family.

From Albania:

The hail, at the dawn of February 26, 2020, covered Tirana with a white membrane, as the veil of the whiteness of her pure soul. The sharp knock on the brochure’s heads created the feeling of gunfire as the fallen partisans followed in battle. Under this feeling, thousands of veterans, intellectuals, women and girls of the capital and aliens coming from Debar, Gjirokastra, Vlora, Shko- dra, Kosovo, Macedonia, Ohrid and Switzerland, bowed with deep reverence and respect to the coffin of the great revolutionary, which in the words of the representative of the Kosovars of Switzerland, would be called “Our great mother Nexhmije Hoxha”.

Floral wreaths from America, Switzerland, England, commissioned by Albanians abroad, who could not follow closely the legend of the Antifascist War, the unstoppable fighter for the emancipation of the people backward for centuries, were a sign of respect and great reverence.

We had the opportunity to work in the State Central Archives, with documents from 1948-1950. As an employee of the education and culture sector in the Party Central Committee, Nexhmije Hoxha has left in those years dozens of reports, programmes and tasks with her own hand for party committees and district executive committees for the development of culture and art in the country. Albania, even for the hearths of culture to the most distant ends. An extraordinary care, an incomparable optimism, an unimaginable aid to the development of culture, in those years when there was no bread for the people. Caring for the construction of buildings, for books, for cultural and artistic activities, such as films, concerts and art performances by professional and amateur troupes from the city, with musical instruments; kerosene, radios, accordions, clarinets, phonographs, and even the loudspeakers in later years. Her message will remain historic: “Amateur artists are a treasure trove of our new culture, so they should be supported and helped as much as possible to revive culture and art.”

Reading it came to my mind the artists of the era like: Ramazan Zyberi, Melpomeni Cobani, Tano Banushi, Zyliha Miloti, Paulin Preka, Luftar Paja, Gezim Kruja, Aleko Prodani, Theofil Haxhijani Vegim Xhani, Violeta Manushi Drita Pelingu, Margarita Xhepa Marie Logoreci and many others who also received support from Nexhmije Hoxha’s special care. There we better understand Enver Hoxha’s slogan at the 1946 Plenum: “More bread, more culture for the people.”

This unequaled binom in the history of mankind dedicated to the progress of a people, worked with great love and responsibility in the most important areas of emancipation and social progress in Albania of illiteracy and blood feud in semi-feudal Albania. There are archives of Nexhmije Hoxha’s proposals for the departure of Albanian students to the countries of popular democracy and their appointments to Albania’s first scientific institutions, orientations for organizing work in the field of education, and the great importance of raising the cultural and educational levels of the people.

Because its revolutionary contributions to the service of Albania and its people were irreplaceable, many Albanians abroad and honest communists around the world have written these days with great pain for Nexhmije Hoxha’s life and work. Here are some of them:

Isa Ferizaj: “With deep sorrow and sorrow, the true, honest and patriotic Albanians learned today about the separation of the heroine, warrior, antifascist, comrade and wife of the great and glorious leader of our nation, Enver Hoxha, the Communist of the first hours until his death, one of the faithful leaders of our people, from the LANC years until 1991, the woman who through her life and work became the inspiration and light of our people in the path of Freedom, in the achievements of victories, in raising the name, honour and dignity of Albania, and in raising our people to the highest peaks of all-embracing social emancipation, Nexhmije Hoxha!

For such people as this legendary daughter of our nation, the concept of “death” loses its meaning, as Nexhmije Hoxha, with her homeland, heroic and communist life and work, as she was alive, had introduced herself with dignity and pride in the Majestic Areal of Immortality. Nexhmije Hoxha belongs to a whole nation and as such, she lives in his heart as long as the nation survives. It will inspire the nation in all its future journeys, and its spirit will breathe in all times in line, to sustain us, to nourish our pride, to encourage us to unite and to us still given the light and love from her life of immortality. Albania and the Albanians will be eternally grateful to their heroic and legendary daughter, and will eternally boast and take pride in the name of Nexhmije Hoxha. Eternal glory Heroine Nexhmije Hoxha!”

Fadil Shyti: “I felt great sadness over the death of Nexh- mije Hoxha! Condolences to the Honourable Hoxha Family! Ilir, Pranvere, turn pain into strength and pride for your Mother, HEROINE!

Glory to Commander, strategist, Enver Hoxha! Remarkable among the Albanian generations will be the memory of the leader of the Anti-Fascist War and during the time of Baca (Honoured Father) Enver, the science and culture of our nation in the years of socialism! Glory to the heroine of the Albanian nation, Nexhmije Hoxha.”

There are many appreciative writings of Albanians abroad, but so are the writings of Communists in some parts of the world:

Kosta Ristic, to the Stalin Society, India, will write: “A lifelong memory of Enver and Nexhmije sons and daughters will never forget them until their final victory.”

During the following days, Vijay Singh, through the international association “Stalin”, based in the Indian capital, provided information on the death and revolutionary work of Nexhmije Hoxha. He has reflected on the status of the association, the funeral ceremony, according to News 24 and personal considerations.

The Revolutionary Labour Alliance of Serbia, the International Committee of Representatives of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO), the Marxist Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador, the International Bureau of the Labour Party (Turkey) and Revolutionary Democracy, have written “Long live the revolutionary eternal memory of Comrade Nexhmije Hoxha.”

Whereas on February 26, 2020, the Revolutionary Labour Alliance, from Serbia and its International Committee, sends deep condolences to the Hoxha family and the Albanian people, as well as the international communist movement and all Marxist-Leninists around the world: “Dear friends, we could not meet up with my friend Nexhmije Hoxha, although it was our plan this year through our Macedonian friends^ Please, dear friends, send our condolences to the Hoxha family, to the Albanian workers and people and to all Marxist-Leninists in Albania and around the world. Notice that the Serbian working class also laments Albanian heroes friends of peoples and international proletarian solidarity revolutionary heroes belonging to every nation! Long live the revolutionary unity and brotherhood of the peoples working in the Balkans against imperialism and chauvinism! Until the final victory!”

Laver Stroka and Fitim Caushi

Nexhmije Hoxha

Some Fundamental Questions
of the Revolutionary Policy
of the Party of Labour of Albania
about the Development
of the Class Struggle

The “8 Nentori” Publishing House, Tirana, 1977.

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