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Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews During World War II" Now On Exhibit in NYC

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by .lava, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. .lava

    .lava Veteran Member

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    hi :) i think this is nice and i wanted to share ..

    source: Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews During World War II Now On Exhibit in NYC

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  2. Valjean

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    Good link, .lava; an inspiring story of a people acting honorably.
     
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    thanks for that Lava
     
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    [QUOTE="Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews During World War II" Now On Exhibit in NYC]The story is quite an extraordinary one. When Hitler's troops began invading the Balkan States in the early 1940s, Muslims across Albania took an estimated 2,000 Jewish refugees into their homes en masse and welcomed them not as refugees, but as guests. They disguised these Jews as Muslims, took them to mosque, called them Muslim names, gave them Muslim passports, hid them when they needed to, and then ferried them to inaccessible mountain hamlets. "In fact, Albania is the only Nazi-occupied country that sheltered Jews," says Gershman. The Jewish population in Albania grew by ten-fold during World War II, and it became the only country in occupied Europe to have more Jews at the end of the war than at the beginning. Records from the International School for Holocaust Studies show that not one Albanian Jew or any of the other thousands of refugees were given up to the Nazis by Albanian Muslims. "They did this in the name of their religion," Gershman said. "They absolutely had no prejudice what so ever."[/QUOTE]
    That is incredible. And to think this man's photos first went on display in 2007 and yet I never heard a peep about it.

    Amazing stuff.
     
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