BESA: A Code of Honor - Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust

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Thursday, Dec 03, 2020


Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 5 pm

Zoom Webinar: tinyurl.com/besa-code-of-honor

FREE VIRTUAL EVENT

In Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day presented by the Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education 


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 highestethical code in the country.

Join us 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, Ph.D., Director of Education American Society for Yad Vashem. yadvashemusa.org

For more information, contact Linda Medvin at lmedvin@fau.edu 

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