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Image Visitors look at photographs at the exhibition honoring Muslim Albanians who rescued Jews during World War II.



CAIRO — The result of a painstaking drive to dust off old, ignored archives, a photo exhibition in West Jerusalem is honoring Albanian Muslims who risked their own lives to hide and protect Jews hunted by the Nazis, Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday, November 4.

"Albania was the only country in Europe in which there were more Jews after the war than there had been before the war," American photographer Norman Gershman said at the opening of his exhibition at Yad Vashem, Israel's official Holocaust memorial.

Before World War II, there were only 200 Jews in Muslim-majority Albania, which had a total population of 800,000.

After the war, there were many more Jews after Jewish refugees from some half dozen European countries fled the Nazi persecution and sought shelter in Albania, according to Israeli officials.

Gershman, a Jew, said Albanian King Zog, who ruled the country from 1928 to 1939, personally saved the Weizmann family, who fled to Albania after 1938's Nazi crackdown on Jews in Germany.

The Code of Besa  exhibition features black and white photographs of Albanians holding family photos and awards honoring their heroism.

Thanks to the Albania-Israel Friendship Association Gershman was able to trace many Albanian Muslims who rescued Jews from the Nazi.

He spent four years in Albania and met families of the heroes, photographed them and learnt about moving rescue operations.

Israel has already honored 63 Albanians as "Righteous Among the Nations," a title granted to non-Jews who helped Jews escape Nazi persecution.

Code of Besa


The late father of Enver Alia Sheqer (L) rescued Yeoshua Baruchowic (R) from a Nazi convoy.

Gershman said the Albanians have left a legacy that runs in the face of the stereotyped portrayal of Muslims in the West.

"It's all about good people," he noted.

"They think that all Muslims are terrorists - and that's crazy."

Among those Gershman photographed is Enver Alia Sheqer, whose late father rescued Yeoshua Baruchowic from a Nazi convoy and sheltered him at his home for three years until the war was over.

For decades, Baruchowic, a dentist in Mexico, exchanged letters with Sheqer, 50, and his father, who died in 2004.

He calls Sheqer his "brother."

"It's glorious. It's something I waited to do all my life," Baruchowic said when meeting Sheqer at the exhibition.

Sheqer said asserted that his father was motivated by the principles of Islam.

"My father was a devout Muslim," he said. "He believed that to save one life is to enter paradise."

He said his father had to help Baruchowic because of the Albanian code of "Besa," which means "to keep the promise."

"It is a virtue that has characterized the Albanian people for centuries. It means faith and trust," Albanian Charge d'Affaires in Israel Qirjako Kureta told the Post.

He said Albanians saw Jews as fellow human beings who needed shelter.

"They neither gave up their Jews nor supplied the Germans with names of Jews in their villages."





By Ashaari Amin on 2008-10-03 23:30 (GMT)


Quote: "He said Albanians saw Jews as fellow human beings who needed shelter."

How I wish this kind of spirit is sprinkled in the current Palestanian-Jewish (or Zionist?) peace formula.            



Supporting Hitler by Muslms is not same as hating Jews


By Shafi on 2008-10-03 16:03 (GMT)


About this great piece of Muslim_Jewish Cooperation, one is happy that it is finally known.


But Muslims have always protected the Jews until 60 years ago until Israel was set up while punishing poor, innocent Muslims and Christians of Palestine.


Now, the reason many Muslims supported Hitler and Japan has nothing to do with anti-Jewish sentiment or failure to note Hitler's crimes. Muslims were occupied by England and France in many places in Asia and Africa. They were in terrible shape and suffering, in some cases for more than 100 years. So, they followed the old adage: the enemy of my enemy is my friend. If England became weakened they felt that they would become independent. In fact, after WWII, even after England won, it had to decolonize because it had become so weakened.


By the way, this is the same that Israel is doing today supporting India against Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kashmir and Iran - enemies of Islam and Muslim is being viewed as friends of Israel.


Also, why have some Muslims introduced filthy comment from the Bible on this occasion commemorating the contributions of Albanian Muslims? I suppose they have forgotten a saying (hadith) of the Prophet (peace be upon him). A munafiq (hypocrite) is a person who when he debates/argues proceeds to insult the other party. This means the person has no genuine observation, no logic, no due process, just wild accusations and acts. It is an extreme group from among such persons that are killing Muslims and non-Muslims indiscriminately with bombs in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan and, at one time, in Algeria.


In fact, the Jewish brother who brought up Muslim participation or support of Hitler on this occasion has also acted in a similarly mindless fashion. He should have held himself in check. But there was no patience.


God bless and may there be patience, honesty and justice for without them there will be no peace.





By Abusamarah on 2008-10-03 13:58 (GMT)


Communal harmoney is a very important element to live in peace. Jews should learn from it.



Couple of quick historical notes to my Muslim friends


By Ghilmeini on 2008-09-29 16:34 (GMT)



First, the number of people of Jewish descent serving in Hitler's armies was a handful of people. The number of Jews murdered by Hitler averaged several thousand per day and lasted to the last day of the War. People using the argument of the handful of people of Jewish descent ignore seek mainly to deflect blame of non-Jews from the Holocaust and as an expression of contempt to the survivors this immorally blames the actual survivors with the deeds of those who left the Jewish people to aid our enemies.


Jews are grateful that Muslims of good conscience risked their lives to save us from the Nazis. This was true not just in Europe but North Africa as well. Concentration Camps were established and the same legal structures used to kill the Jews of Europe followed Hitler's Armies to Africa. Mercifully, those plans were defeated by the advancing Allied armies.


All that said, it is a sad terrible truth that many Muslims prayed for Hitler, fought for Hitler, conspired with Hitler and the Nazis, before, during and AFTER the war. This is indisputable historical fact and it was done in significant numbers.


As a Jew, I find it utterly repellent that Hezbollah, Hamas and Syrian officials and groups use the Hitler salute, that they have done so for years and continue to do so to this day.


Tonight begins the Jewish New Year, as always, my coreligionists will pray for a good new year for all mankind and that we be granted the chance to present ourselves to the Creator next year.





so sad


By by a reader on 2008-09-29 15:52 (GMT)




Such a beautiful story of heroes is followed by such disgusting hatred in the comments. Sad.




Phono in Holy Bible


By Concerned on 2008-02-02 08:19 (GMT)

As per SS Quotation:



1.Father and Daughters-(Prophet Lut and Daughters)

2.Mother and Son-(Prophet Yakoob's wife & Son)

3.Father inlaw and Daughter inlaw(Pr.Ibrahim family)

4.Brother & Sister - ((King David's family)

or Jesus(god's) great grand fathers.

Can a god(Jeus) arise from such a family -

Family Tree in short - Abraham - Isaac - Yacob - David - Solomon - Moses/Aron - Jesus.



Phono in Bible


By Concerned on 2008-02-02 06:51 (GMT)




Can any Christian brothers enlighten on this quotation from Holy Bible by SS is correct , if not please clarify. if so - is it not shame a father read the Bible with his daughter or a mother teaches bible to his son or a brother and sister read these phrases together - if so what shame on you!!! are these devine verses!!! why not your church fathers get together and wipe off these piece of phonos.





Christians killed Jews


By Abdul Gaffoor on 2008-02-02 06:43 (GMT)


Instead of quoting "Christians killed Jews & saved by Muslims" - it goes like this "Nazis killed Jews & saved by Albanians" very fine piece of Journalism.

This is how Christians/Jews hiding things.

See whats happening now - Jews joined with Christians and killing Muslims- what a ungrateful people are these Jews!!!





Christians killed Jews


By Abdul Gaffoor on 2008-02-02 06:32 (GMT)


Instead of writing "Christians killed Jews saved by Muslims" - it goes like this "Nazis killed Jews and saved by Albanians" very fine piece of Journalism.

Now Jews joined with Christians and killing Muslims- what a ungrateful people are these Jews!!!






Jewish Nazis - the hidden truths emerge


By Bernadotte on 2007-11-05 17:56 (GMT)




A NAZI mascot for the SS was JEWISH as he himself reveals!





Jewish Nazis - the incovenient truth by a YALE & CAMBRIDGE graduate


By Bernadotte on 2007-11-05 17:52 (GMT)
 Many NAZIS mischlings were Jewish according to the Jewish Halakah law!





Porno in Christianity!! No need for playboy, read the bible! You can't stand not getting an erection


By SS on 2007-11-05 17:00 (GMT)




INCEST IN GOD'S BOOK (?) BETWEEN A FATHER AND HIS DAUGHTERS: (a) "That night they (both the daughters of Lot) gave him (their father Lot) wine to drink and the older daughter had INTERCOURSE with him ... "The next day the older daughter said to her sister, I slept with him last night. now let's get him drunk again tonight, and you sleep with him. Then each of us will have a child by our father. So that night they got him drunk and the younger daughter had INTERCOURSE with him ... "In this way both of Lot's daughters became PREGNANT by their father. " GENESIS 19:33-35 (From the "Good News Bible- In Today's English"). In the older Versions, like the King James and the Roman Catholic Versions, "SEXUAL INTERCOURSE" is vaguely described as "COLLECTING THE SEED OF OUR FATHER." INCEST BETWEEN MOTHER AND SON: (b) "While Jacob (Israel) was living in the land, Reuben (his firstborn, his eldest son) had SEXUAL


INTERCOURSE with Bilhah, his father's concubine. GENESIS 35:22. The older Versions of the Bible, use the word, "lay" for SEXUAL INTERCOURSE. INCEST BETWEEN FATHER-IN-LAW AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: (c) "When Judah saw her (Tamar, his daughter-in-law), he thought she was a prostitute, because she had covered her face. "He went over to her at the side of the road and said, "ALL RIGHT, HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?" (He did not know that she was his daughter-in-law) {The words in parenthesis i.e. within brackets from He did not know to daughter-in-law are not in the original Hebrew manuscripts. They are the editors g loss.}


"She said, what will you give me?" (To have sex with me) 'He answered, I WILL SEND YOU A YOUNG GOAT FROM MY FLOCK "She said, "All right, if you will give me something to keep as a pledge until you send the ,goat. ' . . He gave them (the pledges) to her. Then had INTERCOURSE, and she became pregnant GENESIS 38: 15-18 (Quoted from the ''Good News Bible"). CONCUBINE and WIFE are synonymous terms in the Bible. Look for it in the index under ''KETURAH" (the third wife of Abraham). Out of this incestuous relationship between a father-in-law and his daughter-in-law, twins were born, who were destined to become the great-grand-fathers of Jesus Christ see Matthew 1:3 "And Judas begat Phares and Zarah of Thamar . . . INCEST AND RAPE BETWEEN BROTHER AND SISTER (d) " . . he took hold of her (Thamar, his sister, not to be confused with Tamar in "c" above,, and said unto her, Come lie with me (have sex with me), my sister. "And she answered him, Nay, my brother (Amnon, one of the sons of David, the man after God's own heart) do not force me . . . "But he would not listen to her, and since he was stronger than she was, he overpowered her and RAPED her (his sister). " 2 Samuel 13:5-14 WHOLESALE RAPE AND INCEST BETWEEN SON AND HIS MOTHERS! (e) So they set up a tent for Absalom (another son of King David) on the palace roof, and in the sight of everyone, Absalom went in and had INTERCOURSE with his father's concubines " 2 SAMUELS 16:22




Jewish Nazis - inconvenient truths


By Bernadotte on 2007-11-05 16:58 (GMT)




The Nazis had a category for many groups e.g.the mischlings. These people of part Jewish ancestry often tried to hide their ancestry by becoming extreme Nazis. One such Jewish origin mischling was the founder of the Luftwaffe.

In regard to Heydrich he was also a mischling by RACE & Roman Catholic by religion. Look at the facts not one of them is a Muslim reporting the FACT! Many Jews who converted to other religions or atheism still cause themselves Jewish. Thus these mischlings are STILL Jewish even according to the law of Israel in many cases & orthodox laws as well. Look at the recent case of the Nazi Jews of Russian nationality in Israel. Recently there was a case of an Australian Jew who was a poster boy for the Hitler Youth. Rumours or an inconvenient truth?




I open my legs to each of you


By Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow on 2007-11-05 13:38 (GMT)




Only in this way may I bring you greetings. I have returned to ease your burdens.






The word Bastard is mentioned in the Bible 3 times!!! And look at womens rights in Christianity!


By SS on 2007-11-05 13:03 (GMT)




BASTARD: This word occurs in the Bible THREE times (a) "The BASTARD shall not enter the congregation of the Lord even to his tenth generation . . . DEUTERONOMY 23:2 (b) "And a BASTARD shall dwell in Ashdod . .ZECHARIAH 9:6 (c) "But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then ye are BASTARDS and not sons. " HERREWS 12:8


Womens rights in Christianity:

WOMEN: Forbidden to open their mouths in the Church—


(a). . for it is a SHAME for women to speak in the Church" 1 CORINTHIANS 14:34-35


(b) To chop off her hands for saving her husband's life. Deuteronomy 25: 11-12.


(c) Her husband to rule over her. Genesis 3:16. The head of the woman is the man. 1 Corinthians 11:3. Man can sell his daughter. Exodus 21:7.




@ Bernadotte


By Rehmat on 2007-11-05 12:57 (GMT)




halt the muslim rumour mills. heydrich was roman catholic. muslims love conspiracies. remember nasser and hussein's famous telephone conversation in june sixty-seven in which the two goofuses conspired to blame their defeat upon the americans. even better, muslims are terrible liars. remember the iraqi minister of information who gave a very funny news conference saying the americans were not in baghdad when they were outside his door. we can go on and on and on. muslims must be on hashish, that is why they're bending over with their asses sticking up in the air when they pray to their so-called prophet.






Jewish Nazis including head of security for the Nazi state!


By Bernadotte on 2007-11-05 11:55 (GMT)




The sad complex reality is that many Jews were Nazis as well! The once-touted heir-apparent to Hitler & Holocaust architect was Jewish.






My Jewish imposter


By Rehmat on 2007-11-05 09:09 (GMT)




Muslims have saved Jewish butts on several occasions....In Jerusalem (638), Spain (711), Jerusalem (1186), Europe (1942-44), etc. etc. Contrary to that what you Talmudic creeps have done to your fellow Jews - 150,000 German Jews helped Nazis to kill Jews, Christians and Gypsie, murder 100,000 of Arab Jewish citizen of Israel by exposing them to high doses of nuclear radiation, etc. etc.






By Hashim Msusa on 2007-11-05 08:12 (GMT)





Remember! but you the Jews the kindness of Muslims and reflect what you do to them today.





Kindness to all


By Amina on 2007-11-05 06:15 (GMT)




beautiful story, may all come to know of the kindness of the Muslims to the Jews as an example of the future. May Jewish people (many of whom are honest decent people) come to realise of the kindness extended to them in history at many other times too - to extend the same courtesy towards Muslims and humanity.






By Honest muslim on 2007-11-05 02:09 (GMT)




Muslims saved jews several times in the past from christens atrocities and killings. The history of muslims is its witness But Jews are highly unreliable, cruel and have always been an ungrateful people. See how they killing muslims using USA as their tool for murder of muslims every where on the planet



@ bilade


By Rehmat on 2007-11-05 01:42 (GMT)




get over it little brother. otherwise you are heading for a stroke or worse. and by the way, versailles was not worse than world war two. your words indicate no understanding of history. in other words, grow up, little one. arabs have lost many, many opportunities to make gains. instead, we have only incurred loss after loss after loss. enough already.





LOL @ Joel


By bilade on 2007-11-04 22:44 (GMT)




He says " Unfortunately, the Allies reneged on their promises to the Arabs at Versailles in 1919 "


you know why thats funny because to us that was basically the worst disaster and to us its worse than WWII itself because the middle east is still suffering from it, and the west is paying for it now too by the way. it taught us a very good lesson though never EVER trust the europeans or the west. but you describe it as "Unfortunately". and please don't say your teaching people history, because what your teaching is acutally propaganda not history.




You peoples deserve a history lesson now and then


By Joel on 2007-11-04 22:05 (GMT)




and the sooner the better. Let's start with who started World War I and II. The first world war started when a Serb assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in August 1914. The European powers had entangling treaties that resulted in England, France, Italy and Russia warring against Germany, Austria and Turkey. The United States of America entered the war on the side of the Allies in April 1917. The Arabs sided with the Allies to gain independence from the Ottomans and were promised their independence. Unfortunately, the Allies reneged on their promises to the Arabs at Versailles in 1919. The Second World War was begun when Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. The Arabs (except for Saudi Arabia) sided with the Axis. The Palestinian Arabs and Iraq were fascist. The Palestinian Jews fought with the British. As for war crimes against the Palestinian Arabs, the Arabs have no greater enemy than themselves. They merely have to look in the mirror as to who to blame. More to come, children, . . .




this is to trick Muslims in forgetting Jewish holocaust against Palestinians


By a reader on 2007-11-04 18:09 (GMT)


All Muslim countries have saved the Jews since centuries ago where they were considered parasites and pariah in Europe. Instead of being grateful they have stabbed their hosts, includind the Ottoman at the time when they were goverving Palestine. European zionists infiltrated the Ottoman government to make it fall. Same think with Muslim government during Muslim Spain. And who started World I and II? Who is committing war crimes agains Palestinians? And what about all the wars for Israel? Iraq, and now they are pushing US for a war against Iran, Syria and more?


Holocaust against Muslim and in particular Palestinian should be recognized officially.

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