SREBRENO

The village of Srebreno was made to change its name by the Greek government to Asprogija. The village is about 23 kilometres south of Lerin on the main road Sorovich-Kostur. It is on the ridge of the Temen Vrv Mountain at 21 degrees 28 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 37 minutes latitude. Its altitude is 850 metres above sea level and its area about 10 square kilometres.

The village borders to the northeast with the village Zelenich, to the southeast with the village Lehovo-Kostursko and to the west with the village Prekopana.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War about 820 Macedonian residents lived in the village and were employed in raising livestock, agriculture and other necessary activities.

In the period 1946-49, the residents took an active part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with more than 150 active fighters. 33 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Barkov Kosta
2. Barkov Nikola
3. Barkov Kuzi
4. Barkov Vangel
5. Barkova Tinka - sister of Kuzi and Vangel
6. Buletov Tashe
7. Buletov Hristo - brothers
8. Butsev Mihali
9. Butsev Pando
10. Gagarov Kosta
11. Kirchev Paskal
12. Kolev Stavre
13. Manev Petre
14. Milev Jani
15. Milev Kirjako
16. Milev Petre
17. Mihov Lazo
18. Mihov Paskal - brothers
19. Mihov Dimitri
20. Michov Trpche
21. Nikolov Hristo
22. Nikolovski Nikola
23. Papakostadinov Mihali
24. Spasenovski Andreja
25. Tanev Dimitri
26. Tanev Panajoti
27. Taneva Kata - Panajoti's sister
28. Tegov Panajoti
29. Tegov Pando
30. Tegova Sika - Pando's sister
31. Tipov Leonida
32. Hadzhievski Dimitar
33. Shishkov Dimitar

The details were obtained from Roidov Lazo from the same village.

Of the fallen fighters there were 30 men and 3 women.

After the Greek Civil War and emigration from and forced migration to the village, the number of residents fell significantly. In the 1991 census in Greece there were 333 residents in the village.

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