Nikolai Antoniadis

 

Freelance journalist, Stern, Spiegel, SZ, Weekender, GEO

Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow
(November 2020 – January 2021)

Project:

The Half-Iron Man: Letters to Uncle Enver

Communist Albania developed a perfidious propaganda tool: the «Letters of the People». Without having to deal with bureaucratic obstacles, every citizen could personally address the First Secretary of the «Party of Labor» by writing him a letter. These letters, which were actually read by State Security, give not only unique insights into the reality of Socialism. They reveal how Albania’s denied past is shaping its present.