Peshovi - the Three Brothers
In the whole of the city of Voden one old Macedonian family is well
known. The Peshovs. One of the Peshov family, Dimitri Peshov or Cironkata,
as he was called, had four sons - Stati, Kosta, Anastas and Georgi.
The sons of Dimitri were hard working and progressive and were loved
by all of the townspeople.
As young boys they joined the revolutionary movement on the side, in
the ranks of OKNE and CPG and fought against the dictatorship of Metaxas,
against the persecution of the Macedonian people, and for their social
and national rights.
In the time of the Nazi occupation they were among the first to join
the battle against the occupier for the liberation and independence
of the Homeland.
The Peshov brothers distinguished themselves for their dedication to
the CPG and were unmatched defenders of the united struggle of the Macedonian
and Greek peoples.
Stati, who was known by the pseudonym Georgostati, worked from 1938
as a labourer for others - in textile factories, in manufacturing factories
and others. In 1939 he became a member of OKNE. He developed serious
operations and was always first in the battle for the workers' rights.
In the same year he was elected a member of the council of the united
unions in Voden. At the time of the Nazi occupation he worked as an
activist of the CPG in Voden. After the Varkiza agreement he continued
his revolutionary operations. In the VII congress of the CPG he took
part as a delegate of the party organizations from Voden. He was arrested
by the monarcho-fascist forces and tortured. He lay in the Lerin and
Solun prisons for a long time. After his release he joined the ranks
of DAG and rose to the rank of unit commissar and on 13 November 1948
he was killed in Voden.
As a mark of recognition, he was promoted to major commissar posthumously,
Anastas too, because of poverty and the large family, was forced at
a young age to work. Later he entered the Voden high school but did
not cease working. He studied during the winter and in the summer he
worked for others. In the summer he was organized into OKNE. When he
completed high school he was given the job of postal worker. In the
German occupation, he took active part in the national liberation struggle.
After liberation he continued his revolutionary operations and because
of that was arrested and sent to the camp Ai-Stratis, where he was brutally
After his release, he joined DAG. At the start he served at the rank
of sub lieutenant commissar in Kajmachkalan and later in Vich and was
killed in Vermion on 12 November 1948.
Georgi, the youngest brother, also worked in factories. At the time
of the German occupation he was a secretary of EPON and a member of
the council of the united unions of his home town. He took an active
part in the first ranks of all the strikes and events held by the workers
When he was forced to move into illegal operations, he continued to
work as a secretary of the regional council of EPON in Enidzhevardar.
He was active, strong and beloved among the youth.
He was among the first to join the ranks of DAG. Many in Kajmachkalan
knew Pafsanias (Georgi's pseudonym). He fulfilled all of the missions
and tasks allocated to him by the party with faith and strength. Georgi
(Pafsanias) fell heroically on 30 November 1949 at the Muharem Han locality,
between Ostrovo and Vladovo.
The three Peshov brothers, who took the path of the liberation struggle
from a young age, followed that path and generously gave their lives
for the sweet freedom of the people.
From: For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom
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