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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 08:09 AM

The Promise: Why Albanians Saved So Many Jews During World War II

While millions of Jews were being exterminated across Europe during World War II, many Jewish families found refuge and safety in Albania, despite German occupation. The local Jewish population increased from a few hundred to 2,000. Two Albanians recall how their families sheltered Jews and how a centuries-old tradition called Besa kept them alive.

video at
https://www.rferl.org/a/the-promise-why-albanians-saved-so-many-jews-during-world-war-ii/30395615.html

cross-post in GD

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lark Jan 2020 #1
JudyM Jan 2020 #2

Response to rpannier (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:55 AM

1. I knew nothing about Albania, other than it's proximate location, but now think fondly of them.

What a wonderful legacy of kindness and humanity.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2020, 11:53 AM

2. Thanks for posting this! Going to read more about it. Values matter. This should be a central

story in Holocaust remembrance.

*rpannier, would you add the Link to the GD post in the OP here?

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