Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II

This book reveals a hidden period in history, slowly emerging after the fall of an isolationist communist regime It shows the compassionate side of ordinary people in saving Jews They acted within their true Muslim faith.
Besa Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II This book reveals a hidden period in history slowly emerging after the fall of an isolationist communist regime It shows the compassionate side of ordinary people in saving Jews They acted within the

  • Title: Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II
  • Author: Norman H. Gershman
  • ISBN: 9780815609346
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II”

    1. Not many people realize that not just Christians but also Muslims saved Jews from the Nazis during World War II. This book tells the stories of some Muslim Righteous Gentiles in Albania and Kosovo -- mostly Albania. About 2,000 Jews lived in Albania prior to the war. Although Albania was occupied first by the Italians and then by the Nazis, because of the actions of their fellow countrymen almost none of the Albanian Jews were taken. Jewish refugees also flooded into Albania from other countries [...]

    2. It is possible to be good in the face of evilMoving set of recollections by Albanian Muslims who saved Jews from Nazi oppression and who have been counted by Yad V'Shem as being among the righteous. BESA which might best be translated as "obligation" is an expression of their Muslim faith which made it natural for them to harbour and protect Jews not only from Albania, but from other European countries. Many of the stories have happy endings in that the Jews survived and moved on to other countr [...]

    3. A wonderful book about Muslims who rescued Jews during WWII. The book features portraits of the rescuers and their stories next to it. The stories are amazing and remind us that in the midst of evil, people can stand up and risk their lives for others. I highly recommend this book.

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