There were many Macedonians from Enidzhe Vardar region who dedicated
their lives to the joint struggle of the brotherly Greek people, for
liberation and democracy of our homeland, for socialism. Among them
was Dana Stalnikova from the village of Postol.
Even as a young girl Dana never lowered her head and was not submissive.
At the age of 17 she joined the ranks of heroic EPON and in 1943 was
the organizer of EPON in Postol and in the surrounding villages, where
she developed tireless activism. The occupying forces and the traitors
followed her everywhere - trace by trace but she was shrewd and did
not fall into their traps.
In 1944 she joined the ELAS units and took part in many struggles against
After the Varkiza agreement Dana like the other fighters in the struggle
was persecuted by the terrorist bands but she managed not to be captured
by them. When DAG was formed she joined its ranks and fought heroically
on Pajak, Kajmachkalan, Vich, Gramos, and distinguished herself with
her courage and bravery. Dana was wounded a number of times but her
fighting spirit was great and she did not withdraw from the difficulties.
In the great battles on Gramos in 1948 Dana died at the age of 24. Her
short life and her heroic death were an example of a youth who gave
her all to the struggle of the Macedonian and Greek people, for a better
and happy future.
From: For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom
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For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom Fighters