Thursday, 10 February 2011

Missing pages

The timely launch of a new campaign to mark the shared history and heritage of Jews and Muslims and in particular the contribution Muslim communities made to sheltering Jews during the Holocaust.

Scarlett Epstein, who was 14 at the time of the Shoah, writes: There were 200 Jews in Albania before the war and over 2,000 Jews after the war. This clearly shows that Albania became a safe haven for Jews during WWII because the Albanian Muslims, under their code of Besa, risked their own lives to help Jewish refugees survive the Holocaust. I hope this will provide a model to be emulated by present and future generations and thereby ensure a better world for all.