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Terenc Toci

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Preceded by  Pandeli Evangjeli
Name  Terenc Toci
Succeeded by  Lef Nosi
Religion  Roman Catholicism
Role  Politician
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Born  9 March 1880 San Cosmo Albanese, Calabria, Kingdom of Italy (1880-03-09)
Died  March 18, 1945, Tirana, Albania

Terenc Toci (Italian: Terenzio Tocci, Arberisht: Terenc Toci, Terenc Toqi; 1880–1945) was an Albanian politician of Arberesh origins. Distinguished for patriotic activities before the Albanian independence he went on to serve during World War II as Chairman of the Superior Fascist Corporative Council (Albanian: Keshilli i Eperm Korporativ Fashist) from 1940 to 1943. In 1945 Tocci was condemned in communist Albania for high treason and collaboration with fascism and sentenced to death.

Biography

Terenc Toci was born Terenzio Tocci in 9 March 1880 in San Cosmo Albanese, Calabria, Kingdom of Italy, so he was Italian by birth . He received a degree in law. In 1908-09 he went to the United States and conducted a campaign of sensibilization for the Albanian-Americans on the necessity of Albania's independence.

Later on Toci went to Albania and participated in the Albanian Revolt of 1910 and that of 1911. On April 26, 1911 he gathered the Mirdite chieftains in Orosh and proclaimed the independence of Albania and a provisory government.

He was one of the participants of the Albanian Congress of Trieste in 1913.

Toci served in Albanian governments of King Zog prior to the Italian Invasion as Minister of National Economy.

During the Italian presence in Albania in World War II Toci served at the Superior Fascist Corporative Council (Albanian: Keshilli i Eperm Korporativ Fashist) as a member of the parliament, most notably as its Chairman from 1940 to 1943.

After World War II Toci was accused in Communist Albania for high treason and collaboration with Nazi Germany. The trial started on March 1, 1945, and was headed by Koci Xoxe, then head of the political police. It is not known if Toci was given the chance to defend himself in trial. The verdict was given on March 13, 1945. Toci, along with 16 other people, were condemned to death. The execution occurred one day later, on March 14, 1945. Toci and the others were all thrown in a common grave.

References

Terenc Toci Wikipedia


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