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Muslims who save Jews: Exhibition honors Albanians who risked lives during Holocaust
World Net Daily ^ | February 22, 2009 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 02/23/2009 8:12:20 PM PST by Ravnagora

A largely Muslim nation this month is hosting an exhibition highlighting a chapter of world history that has received little public exposure until now: how some Muslims risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.

It is well known that Islamic leaders, including the grand mufti of Jerusalem, collaborated with the Nazis in divining anti-Semitic propaganda and recruiting Arab officials to support Adolph Hitler's war against Jews. Many of today's Mideast leaders, such as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, are notorious for their outspoken denial of the Holocaust.

Often overlooked, however, are scores of Albanian Muslims who risked their lives to protect the country's Jewish citizens and provided refuge for Jews escaping from neighboring countries.

Albania is one of the only European countries occupied by the Nazis to come out of World War II with more Jews than before the conflict. Two hundred Jews lived in Albania before the war, but hundreds more crossed the border fleeing Hitler's rise to power. Only one Jewish family was reportedly deported and killed during the Nazi occupation of Albania, whose population refused to comply with Hitler's demand to provide lists of Jews residing in the country.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: albania; albanians; holocaust; jews; muslims; wwii

1 posted on 02/23/2009 8:12:20 PM PST by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora

sadly, that bloodline is long gone.

2 posted on 02/23/2009 8:12:56 PM PST by Ancient Drive (will)
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To: Ancient Drive

Ancient Drive said:

“Sadly, that bloodline is long gone.”

Beautifully said.

It needs to be remembered that there are “Orthodox Christian” Albanians also. They are a minority, but they do exist.

If anyone remembers the death of comedian John Belushi in 1983, when they showed the funeral procession on television you saw priests dressed in the Orthodox Christian manner. Belushi was Albanian, however, clearly not of the Muslim variety.


3 posted on 02/23/2009 8:19:20 PM PST by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora

Islam is a wicked heresy, but the spirit of Christ speaks to the hearts of all men. May God bless these Muslim heroes for listening.

4 posted on 02/23/2009 9:20:30 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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