NERED

The village of Nered was forcibly made to change its name by the Greek government to Polipotamon. It is a part of the Lerin region about 10 kilometres southwest of the town. It is in the basin on the Neredska Mountain, which is an extension of the mountain Vicho. It is at 21 degrees 22 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 43 minutes latitude, 940 metres above sea level and about 25 square kilometres in area.

The village borders to the northeast the village Krpeshtina, to the southeast with the village Lagen, and to the south and southwest it borders the Nered Mountain. Two rivers run through the village and together make the Grachina River.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War in 1945, about 1,540 residents lived in the village. It was a very old village in which the residents had always been of Macedonian background. They were employed in raising livestock, agriculture, timber getting and other necessary trades and important activities.

During the Greek Civil War in the period 1946-49, the residents took part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with about 120 active fighters. 31 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Argir Pavlitsa
2. Vichin Risto Gjorgi
3. Gelev Minela
4. Delova Kata
5. Dinev Gjorgi
6. Dineva Ordana
7. Kapulichov Vasil
8. Karafilov Risto
9. Kizov Tanas
10. Kirjakova Para
11. Kostovska Olga
12. Markov Argiri
13. Markov Petre
14. Milev Petre
15. Milev Vane
16. Milchev Tanas
17. Notev Vasil
18. Ognenov Risto
19. Panajotis Divranakis
20. Petrov Stevo Micho
21. Petrov Stevo Gjorgi - brothers
22. Pozhanin Manoli
23. Popov Tanas Pandil
24. Risin Petre
25. Ristojchin Vangel
26. Ristojchin Tanas
27. Stamenov Kosta
28. Tolev Tanas
29. Tsolin Gjorgi
30. Shabaljev Tanas
31. Shabaljev Petre - brothers

Details were completed by Petrov Stevo Jani from Nered, a participant in DAG between 1946-1949.

Of the fighters who gave their young lives, there were 26 men and 5 women.

After the Greek Civil War and emigration from the village and forced migration to Nered, the number of residents fell significantly. The 1991 census in Greece recorded 506 residents in the village.

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