OSCHIMA

The village of Oschima was forcibly made to change its name by the Greek government to Trigonon. It is about 20 kilometres southwest of Lerin on the ridge of Bigla Mountain in the Koroveshka ravine on the road Lerin-Kostur. It lies at 21 degrees 12 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 44 minutes latitude and 1,200 metres above sea level. Its area is about 13 square kilometres.

The village borders to the north the village Zhelevo, to the east Bigla mountain, to the south the village Trnaa, to the west Gorbech mountain and the villages Bukovik and Orovnik. The Zhelevska River runs through the village and divides it in two.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War about 490 Macedonian residents lived in the village. They were employed in agriculture and raising livestock.

In the period 1946-49, the residents took part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with more than 86 active fighters. 29 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Argirov Stojan Gjorgi
2. Argirov Gjorgi Done
3. Argirova Kosta Ljuba
4. Argirova Iljo Arhonda
5. Boglev Risto Spase
6. Boglev Risto Gjorgija - brothers
7. Bogleva Gjorgija Trena - father and daughter
8. Dimovski Pando Risto
9. Dimovski Stojan Vasil
10. Jankulovski Nikola Jane
11. Keleshovski Sterjo Risto
12. Novachevska Aleksandra
13. Popgeorgiev Spase Petre
14. Popovski Trpe Pavle
15. Popovski Trpe Stojan- two brothers
16. Raikovski Kote Ilija
17. Raikovski Risto
18. Raikovski Risto Lazo
19. Raikovski Risto Aleko - father and two sons
20. Temov Lazo Traiche
21. Farmakov Nasto Done
22. Filkov T Krsto
23. Filkov M German
24. Filkov Pando Nikola
25. Filkov Pando Gjorgi - two brothers
26. Dzhigerov Trajan Pando
27. Dzhigerov Spiro Vasil
28. Dzhigerova Spiro Fanija - brother and sister
29. Shkembarov Boris Nase

The details of fallen fighters were obtained from the front line fighter Petre Asprov from the same village. Details of the middle names were completed by Argirova Lazo Trena from the same village.

Of the fighters who gave their young lives there were 24 men and 5 women.

After the Greek Civil War and emigration from and forced migration to the village, the number of residents fell significantly. The 1991 census in Greece recorded 26 residents in the village.

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