A Short Description of Villages from the Kajlar Region and their Sacrificies

BIRALTSI

The village of Biraltsi was made to change its name by the Greek government to Perdikas. It is a part of the Kajlari region and is about 6 kilometres north of the town Kajlari. It is on the Kajlarsko Plain on the main road Sorovich-Kajlari-Kozhani at 21 degrees 42 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 34 minutes latitude and 681 metres above sea level. It is about 18 square kilometres in area.

The village borders to the north with the village Chaldzhilari, to the east with the village Kotlari, to the south with the town Kajlari, and to the west with the villages Chor and Rakita. The Tsironga River runs through the village dividing it in two.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War in 1945 there were about 1,260 residents in the village of different ethnic bacgrounds, Macedonians and Greek-Prosfigi (migrants from Asia Minor). The residents were employed in agriculture, raising livestock, skilled trades and other occupations.

During the Greek Civil War, the residents actively took part in the organization of NOF until the organization was betrayed by Iljo, son of Gina Ingeliska. He had been a partisan in the ranks of DAG, which he deserted and betrayed. After Iljo's betrayal, the whole organization was destroyed with the imprisonment of around 80 members of the organization.

In the battles, 27 fighters gave their lives.

They were:

1. Belchev D Lazo
2. Belchev T Risto
3. Vilov Piri Harilaki
4. Virleov Hristo Vasil
5. Virleov Hristo Vane
6. Delov Gjeorgi Stoiche
7. Zharchev R Miti
8. Karalazo Atanas Tome
9. Karalazo Kirjas Jani
10. Karanikov M Srbin
11. Karanikov V Nikola
12. Karanikov G Vanche
13. Kasapov V Atanas
14. Kulishanin G Vangel
15. Lamev S Pande
16. Lapchev Dimitri
17. Lapchev Dimitri Gjorgi
18. Lapchev Filip
19. Mitkov Todor Aleko
20. Papanikolov S Nikola
21. Papanikolov Todor Nikola
22. Papanikolov Choche Kosta
23. Pirchev Dimitar Kosta
24. Trajanov M Slave
25. Filkov K Trifun
26. Tsrnarov Gligor Leonida
27. Shirlev Aristidi Bladzhe

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