Gathering Clouds

The Roots of Ethnic Cleansing

in Kosovo and Macedonia

Early Twentieth-Century Documents

Albanian Studies, Vol. 4

ISBN 978-1507882085 Centre for Albanian Studies, London 2015 242 pp. The present volume endeavours to throw some light on the historical dimension of ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. It consists of a collection of texts, written from 1912 to 1944, which make it evident that ethnic cleansing in Kosovo and Macedonia was a cornerstone of Serbian Government policies from the moment Serbian forces seized Kosovo and much of Macedonia from the Ottoman Empire in 1912-1913. It is to be hoped that these documents will provide insight into the historical background behind the tragic events that took place in Yugoslavia, and in particular in Kosovo, at the end of the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

Preface 1.  Behind the Curtains of the Balkan Wars, by Leo Trotsky (October 1912) 2.  Report on the Serbian Invasion of Kosovo and Macedonia,   by Archbishop Lazër Mjeda (January 1913) 3. Report to the Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister, Count Leopold von Berchtold,   on the Situation in Skopje and Kosovo following the Serbian Invasion,   by Austro-Hungarian Consul Von Heimroth (February 1913) 4. Albania’s Golgotha: Indictment of the Exterminators of the Albanian People,   by Leo Freundlich (1913) 5. Official Report on Dibra, Submitted to the Great Powers (December 1913) 6. The Situation in Prizren,   by Austro-Hungarian Vice-Consul Kohlruss (January 1914) 7. Report on the Serbian Invasion of Kosovo during the First Balkan War,   by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1914) 8. The Situation of the Albanian Minority in Yugoslavia: Memorandum   Presented to the League of Nations,   by Gjon Bisaku, Shtjefën Kurti & Luigj Gashi (1930) 9. The Expulsion of the Albanians: Memorandum,   by Vaso Čubrilović (1937) 10. Convention Regulating the Emigration of the Turkish Population   from the Region of Southern Serbia in Yugoslavia (1938) 11. Draft on Albania, by Ivo Andrić (1939) 12. The Minority Problem in the New Yugoslavia: Memorandum,   by Vaso Čubrilović (1944) Biographical Notes on the Major Contributors Bibliography Buy this Book on AMAZON
Robert Elsie