Kaninski, Nikola-Kole (1914-1944), distinguished figure in the revolutionary history of Macedonian people. He was a lawyer. He finished high school in Bitola.
In October 1933 he went to The Law faculty in Belgrade. At that time, Belgrade University represented an important stepping stone in the progressive democratic movement of the working class and the intelligence. There Kaninski got informed about the Marx teaching, about the French revolution and Paris commune. At the same time he got intensively interested in the history of Macedonian people and language, which interest stirred up deep national feelings inside him. He was a member of KPJ in 1936. After his graduation in 1938 he returned to Bitola where he was soon recognized as a leader and organizer of NOB. As a result of his revolutionary activity he was imprisoned several times by the Bulgarian police. On 6.09. 1942 he joined the partisans units. He organized and became commandant of Bitola partisans unit" Goce Delcev". He was appointed political commissar of the First Macedonian Brigade of NOV of Macedonia, and he was elected to be a delegate of the Second Assembly of AVNOJ as well as ASNOM. He died as a political commissar of the First Macedonian Kosovo Brigade in a mine explosion of on 22 July 1944 in the village of Brunec on Karaorman.
DISTINGUISHED PEOPLE FOR BITOLA
authors: Lence Andonovska, Naume Gorgievski, Blagoj Nikolov, Trajko Ognenovski, Gordana Pesevska, Aneta Stefanovska, Svetlana Taleska ; translation in english Vesna Milevska.
NIUL "St. Clement Ohridski": Municipality of Bitola