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Holocaust Remembrance Day, Minister Xhaçka: Albania’s experience with the Jews, an example of tolerance and peaceful coexistence

The particular Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs hosted a meeting in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which included a good exhibition with photos associated with Jews sheltered in Albania and archival records that will documented the rescue of Jews from Nazism within Albania before and during World War II.

The particular Minister for Europe plus Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka, stressed in her conversation the need for increased vigilance in the battle against racism plus anti-Semitism in all of its forms.

According to her, the fight against anti-Semitism requires an active approach by government authorities to preserve the memory from the Holocaust and to educate with the values of humanity and anti-discrimination.

“Albania’s experience during World War II displays what we can achieve when we defend human values in the face of racism and hatred. Albania became a safe haven designed for Jews, the only one in European countries where the number of Jews after the war increased almost tenfold. It is appropriate to remember this particular Albanian story of the recovery of the Jews not only because it makes us rightly happy but also because it teaches all of us how to defend human ideals, fight hatred, and battle anti-Semitism. The example of the Albanians during the war shows us the way to build a more tolerant and non-divisive globe. We have placed at the middle of our work in the Security Authorities, the protection of human being rights as the foundation of the peaceful coexistence of peoples, ” she said.

Participants in the activity were the diplomatic entire body accredited in Tirana, different deputies, Fatmir Veseli, the son of Refik Veseli, who is known for his contribution to the protection of Jews, the president of the Israel-Albania Friendship Association, Felicita Jakoel, etc .

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