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Halil Mëniku

Halil Mëniku (died June 4, 1967) was an Albanian politician and publisher. He served as mayor of Tiranë from 1943 to 1944.[1]


In 1935 he published the journal Jeta dhe Kultura (English: Life and Culture).[2] A member of Balli Kombëtar's central committee, Mëniku had joined the anti-Italian military bands in 1942. In 1943 after Italy's capitulation and the German takeover he became vice-kommissar of Tiranë and acted as mayor of the city. At the same period, he also represented Balli Kombëtar along with Skënder Muço, Hysni Lepenica, Mit’hat Frashëri and Hasan Dosti in the Mukje Assembly, which determined a short-lived national salvation government between the nationalist and communist factions.[3] After the communist victory, he fled in western Europe. Mëniku was the head of the International Peasants' Union in Rome and a director of the press bureau of the "Free Albania" National Committee. He died on June, 4 1967 in Paris and was buried at the cemetery of Thiais.[4]


  1. ^ "Mayors of Tirana". 
  2. ^ Körner, Christine (1982). Entwicklung und Konzeption der Presse in Albanien und der albanischen Exilpresse. R. Trofenik. p. 436. ISBN 9783878281504. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Neuwirth, Hubert (2008). Widerstand und Kollaboration in Albanien 1939-1944. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. p. 93. ISBN 9783447057837. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Monthly bulletin. Bulletin. New York: International Peasant Union. 1967. p. 2. OCLC 302412126. Retrieved 2 October 2012.