Jewish Survival in Albania & the Ethics of ‘Besa’

Very few people know about the long history of Albanian religious tolerance and resistance to
oppression. Neither do they know that during World War II, all Jews who lived in Albania
or sought asylum in that country were saved from the ravages of the Holocaust. This infor-
mation was suppressed by the Stalinist Communist regime of Enver Hoxha, who controlled Albania
for 50 years.

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