A partisan group from the Pirin part of Macedonia to the AFZH organ (1944)
ANTIFASISTIC AND NATIONAL MOST MOVEMENT IN THE PIRIN PART OF MACEDONIA (1941-1944). The Macedonian people in the Pirin part of Macedonia, led by the Macedonian Communists, led the struggle for national freedom during the Second World War along with the struggle of the Bulgarian Communists against the fascist regime. By September 1941 at the head of the BCP District Committee for the Pirin region were Grozdan Nikolov, Nikola Kalapchiev, Stanka Lisichkov and Vlado Chimev. With the arrival of Nikola Parapunov, the organization of the anti-fascist and national liberation struggle of Macedonians from this part of Macedonia began. Under his leadership, the first partisan troops were formed and detained in Razlog and in the Gorno-Dzhumay district. He announced to the CC of the BCP (1942) the planned line – the goals and tasks of the partisan units in the struggle for national freedom of the Macedonian people. During the formation of the first-numbered page of the first number, the group of partisans from the Pirin part of Macedonia to the AFZH body (1944), the Tizan units (1943), highlighted the revolutionary traditions of the Macedonian people since the Ilinden uprising, VMRO (Ob). The Razlog partisan detachment was named "Jane Sandanski". The Partisan newspaper "Workers' Flag" called on progressive people in Bulgaria to get rid of the fraud spread by the Bulgarian propaganda for the "unification of the Bulgarian lands" after the occupation in other parts of Macedonia, that it meant a new enslavement of the Macedonian people and disasters for the Bulgarian people. The military and political leaders of the Macedonian National Army affirmed the national liberation struggle – the goals and the continuity of the Ilinden 1903, the leadership of Goce Delchev and the May Manifesto (1924), marking the anniversaries. In all the districts of the Pirin region there were partisan units (1944). With the massive participation in the anti-fascist struggle for four years, the Macedonian people in the Pirin part of Macedonia have won the right to self-determination and unification with the motherland. His representatives participated in the ASNOM session and in the constitution of the Macedonian national state in the Vardar region of Macedonia. After the war, Bulgaria temporarily recognized only national cultural autonomy in the so-called " "Dimitrovski period" (1944-1948), but then continued the denationalization and bulgarization policy. LIT: Dimitar Mitrev, Pirin Macedonia in the struggle for national liberation, Skopje, 1950; The fierce struggle of the Bulgarian people against fascism 1941-1944. Documents, Sofia, 1962; Vasil Jotevski, Revolutionary activity of Nikola Parapunov in the period 1941-1943, Attachments for Ilinden, Ⅲ, Krusevo, 1979. V. Jot.