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By Norman Gershman

Besa is a code of honor deeply rooted in Albanian tradition and included within the religion of Albanian Muslims. It dictates an ethical habit so absolute that nonadherence brings disgrace and dishonor on oneself and one's kin. easily said, it calls for that one take accountability for the lives of others of their time of want. In Albania and Kosovo, Muslims sheltered, at grave danger to themselves and their households, not just the Jews in their towns and villages, yet millions of Jews fleeing the Nazis from different eu countries.

Over a five-year interval, photographer Norman H. Gershman sought out, photographed, and picked up those strong and relocating tales of heroism in Besa: Muslims Who kept Jews in international conflict II. The publication unearths a hidden interval in background, slowly rising after the autumn of an isolationist communist regime, and exhibits the compassionate facet of normal humans in saving Jews. They acted inside their actual Muslim faith.

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