GRAZHDANO

The village was forcibly renamed by the Greek government to Vronderon. It is part of the Lerin region and about 37 kilometres directly west from Lerin. It is on the slopes of the mountain Suva Gora in Mala Prespa at 21 degrees 01 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 44 minutes latitude and 1,900 metres above sea level. Its area is 4 square kilometres.

The village borders villages which no longer exist today and which were destroyed during and after the Greek Civil War. The places with no residents: to the east Drobitishta, to the southeast with the village Trnovo, to the northwest with the village Orovo. The village Grazhdano is in Mala Prespa (Afrika) and is close to the Albanian border.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War about 120 families with about 515 residents lived in Grazhdano and were of Macedonian background.

The residents of the village were employed in raising livestock, agriculture, timber getting, traveling overseas for work and some other skilled trades and activities.

During the Greek Civil War, the residents took active part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with more than 200 active fighters. 47 fighters gave their lives.

They were:

1. Angelevski Done Vasil
2. Angelevski G Klime
3. Angelevski Filip Lazo
4. Budurcheto Boris
5. Vasilevski Lazo Marko
6. Drobitski G Boris
7. Janevska K Zografija
8. Janevski Krste German
9. Kalinovski G Mihail
10. Kalinovski Risto Aleksandar
11. Kalinovski Risto Mijal - brothers
12. Kostova T Elefterija
13. Kostovski K Filip
14. Kostovski K Boris - brothers
15. Kostovski Trajan Kote
16. Kostovski Trajan Tsvetko
17. Kostovski Mi Vangel
18. Kochevska Spiro Tronda
19. Kochevski Nakje Mitre
20. Kochevski Nakje Kiro - brothers
21. Kochevski D Filip
22. Kochevski Andrea Boris
23. Kochevski Andrea Nakje - brothers
24. Markoichin Spiro Fote
25. Mishkina Parashkeva
26. Nestorov Krste Fote
27. Nestorovski G Hristo
28. Ognenov S Mitre
29. Petrevska K Sofija
30. Petrevska Fote Elena
31. Proikovski Fote Trajan
32. Proikovski Done Tome
33. Proikovski Sotir Alekso
34. Proikovski Siljan Vangel
35. Proikovski Stefo Mitre
36. Ralevski Sotir Kote
37. Ristevski Mijo
38. Ristevski Mijo Risto - father and son
39. Ristevski Fote Goche
40. Hristovski Dose Tanas
41. Hristovski Vasil Ilija
42. Hristovski N Petre
43. Hristovski S Joshe
44. Hristovski G Fote
45. Hristovski Fote Vangel
46. Hristovski Fote Goche - brothers

The details of the middle names were completed by Hristovski Gjorgji Vangel from the same village, a participant in DAG from 1947.

Of all of the fallen named above who gave their young lives, 40 were men and 6 were women.

After the Greek Civil War and the great emigration and forced emigration from Grazhdano, the number of residents fell. This can be seen from the official census in 1991 in Greece according to which the number of residents was 150.

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