BESA: A Code of Honor - Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust
|Date||Tue, Jan 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm|
In Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education presents
BESA: A Code of Honor
Following the German Occupation in 1943, the Albanian population refused to comply with the Occupier's efforts to turn over lists of Jews residing within the country's borders. The Albanians protected their Jewish citizens and provided sanctuary to Jewish refugees. The assistance to Jews was grounded in BESA, the code of honor which still today serves as the highest ethical code in the country.
Join The Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education for a live discussion about the experiences of Albanian Muslims who -- at great risk to themselves and their families -- saved Jewish lives during the Holocaust. Lecture and virtual BESA exhibit walk-through presented by Marlene W. Yahalom, PhD, Director of Education American Society for Yad Vashem.
For more information, contact Linda Medvin via e-mail.
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