• The sacrifices of our people were very great. Out of a population of one million, 28,000 were killed, 12,600 wounded, 10,000 were made political prisoners in Italy and Germany, and 35,000 made to do forced labour, of ground; all the communications, all the ports, mines and electric power installations were destroyed, our agriculture and livestock were plundered, and our entire national economy was wrecked.

    "Selected Works, 1941 - 1948" by Enver Hoxha, Tirana: 8 Nëntori Publishing House, vol. I, 1974.
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