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


Thursday, Dec 03, 2020

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 5 pm

Zoom Webinar:


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.

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