PALJOR

The village of Paljor was forcibly made to change its name by the Greek government to Fufas. It is a part of the Kajlari region about 13 kilometres west of the town. It is on the western part of the Kajlarsko Plain at the base of Sinjachiko Mountain at 21 degrees 34 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 32 minutes latitude. It is 691 metres above sea level and has an area of about 18 square kilometres.

The village borders the following villages: to the northeast with Chor and Kuni, to the southeast with Debrets, to the south with Embore and to the southwest with L'ka.

In 1945 about 1,230 residents lived in the village of whom 1,025 were Macedonians and 205 were Greek-Prosfigi 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 but the organization was betrayed by Metodi Tasev and 22 activists were caught and in Kozani sentenced by the military court to death. In the armed forces of DAG, 12 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Bingov Trifko Micho
2. Vasilaki Lazo - Ajtovets
3. Voiche N Iljo
4. Gubin N Dine
5. Gubin N Gele
6. Darlankin N Kosta
7. Jovev N Vasil
8. Kachov Blagoja
9. Kachov Miti Kolche
10. Kachov Simo Iljo
11. Kipta N Todi
12. Kotev T Trpche
13. Kotev Hristo Laki
14. Kotev Kocho Kole
15. Kotev Kocho Blagoj
16. Kotev Kocho Risto - three brothers
17. Krshun M Kolche
18. Lazov Vane - Ajtovetsot
19. Nikov P Srbin
20. Nikolov Iljo Boris
21. Nikolov Todi Nikola
22. Rachin Miti
23. Rachin Miti Iljo - Miti and Iljo are father and son
24. Rokov Gjeorgi
25. Rokov Gjeorgi Pido
26. Rokov Gjeorgi Tode
27. Rokov Gjeorgi Tushi - father and 3 sons
28. Ronosov Gjeorgi Gjeorgi
29. Sahnachidis Lambo Kocho
30. Srbinov S Boris
31. Srbinov J Gjeorgi
32. Kjufidi A Panagja
33. Hadzhikostadinov S Marko
34. Hadzhikostadinov S Stavro

Of the fallen fighters who gave their young lives there were 33 men and 1 woman.

After the Greek Civil War and the forced emigration from the area and forced settlement of new residents, the number of residents fell significantly. In the 1991 census in Greece it is recorded that there were 827 residents in the village.

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