SOROVICH (SOROVICHEVO)

The town of Sorovich had its name forcibly changed by the Greek government to Amindeon. It is about 28 kilometres southeast of Lerin on the Sorovich plain, very close to the Ostrovski and Petersko Lakes. It lies at 21 degrees 41 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 42 minutes latitude and is 620 metres above sea level. It has an area of about 30 square kilometres. The railway line Bitola-Solun and Bitola-Kajlari runs through Sorovich.

The town borders to the north the village Petersko, to the northeast Patele, to the southeast with the little village Novi Grad and Ostrovski Lake, to the southwest the village Sotir and to the west the village Ekshi Su.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War there were about 2,650 residents in the village of whom 1,740 were Macedonians, 490 were Vlachs and about 420 were Greek-Madzhiri.

The residents were employed in agriculture, raising livestock, skilled trades, merchants and other necessary activities.

During the Greek Civil War, the residents of the town took little part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG led by the KPG. There were only about 50 active fighters, sympathisers and patriots. 19 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Aitov Trifun
2. Adzhidinov Kosta
3. Vlasheto Risto
4. Geshov Kosta
5. Geshov Nikola
6. Geshkova Boris Aleksandra
7. Giurov Adzhidinche
8. Grganov Perikli
9. Grekov Vasil
10. Kilibarov Aristidis
11. Kolchev Paskal
12. Konstadinov Hadzhi Josiv
13. Minchelev Stavre
14. Sfungarov Hristo
15. Trifun Hadzhipando
16. Hadzhikonstadinov Jani
17. Hadzhimina Iljo
18. Dzhikov Vangel
19. Shoperov Gjorgi

Of the young fallen fighters there were 18 men and one woman.

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