Vasileios Sachinis

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Vasileios Sachinis

Vasileios Sachinis (Greek: Βασίλειος Σαχίνης, 1897-1943), was a Greek leader of the Northern Epirote Liberation Front (MAVI) (1942–1943), an organization related to the National Republican Greek League of Napoleon Zervas.

Sachinis was born at the villages of Dhuvjan in Dropull area (south of Gjirokastër) and studied at the Robert College in Constantinople (Istanbul).[1] Then he became a prosperous businessman in Gjirokastër. During World War II and after the retreat of the Greek army from the area, he became part of the Northern Epirote resistance against the Italian and then the German occupation forces in southern Albania (Northern Epirus) (1942–1943)[2] He protested to the Italian Occupation Forces, accusing them that they supported various activities of the Albanian resistance groups against the local Greek population. He became finally targeted by Albanian communists, he was tortured and executed (November 18, 1943).[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Koltsida, Athina. Η Εκπαίδευση στη Βόρεια Ήπειρο κατά την Ύστερη Περίοδο της Οθωμανικής Αυτοκρατορίας (PDF) (in Greek). University of Thessaloniki. pp. 227–228. Retrieved 2 December 2012. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Albania's Captives. Pyrrhus J. Ruches. Argonaut, 1965, p. 156: "In June 1942 a leadership... Its leading spirit was Basil Sachines..."