“No one in my family has ever lit a candle for my father”

Story #8

“No one in my family has ever lit a candle for my father”
Jasmina Zhivkovic, Shtërpce

Paun Zhivkovic in June 1999 withdrew his family from Ferizaj to the Shtërpcë area, where Serbs feel more secure and more homogeneous. The family says goodbye to all the life and work so far in this city, leaving home with all the possessions.

With the organization of the new school year that September in the new settlement, the files and all the documentation from the schools that many of the Serbs until a few months ago had attended in Ferizaj are needed. Six of the principals and teachers ask the Polish KFOR to provide them with an escort to get the documentation from the schools they had dropped out of in Ferizaj. Among them, Mr. Paun Zhivkovic, director of the technical high school, one of the two principals who went to Ferizaj that day, but never returned.

The daughter, Jasmina, says that the family members, although aware that they have not known anything about him for twenty years, even though EULEX and UNMIK tell them that none of the abducted Serbs did not survive, still do not suspect their father dead, leading life with a kind of strange feeling, always present but difficult to describe.

Actor: Rebecca Qena
Composer: Memli Kelmendi
Interviewer: Korab Krasniqi
Photos: Korab Krasniqi
Producer and director: Kushtrim Koliqi

Link for the audio story http://kosovomemory.org/podcast/episodi-08-kurre-nuk-ndezim-qiri-per-babane-si-per-te-vdekur-31-53-min/?lang=sq