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Minister of Education Kushi to Israeli ambassador : Proud that our students study the hospitable values of Albanians in sheltering Jews

  • 4/14/2021 9:03 AM
 Minister of Education Kushi to Israeli ambassador : Proud that our students study the hospitable values of Albanians in sheltering Jews

The Minister of Education, Sports and Youth, Evis Kushi welcomed in her office the Ambassador of Israel in Tirana, Noah Gal Gendler.

During the meeting, they discussed the current relations between our two countries, the possibility of boosting them further, and more specifically the role played by Albania in sheltering Jews during World War II.

"Albania was the only country where Jews found a safe haven at a time when in all other European countries they were being persecuted and killed en masse" - said Minister Kushi, while highlighting that "based on the hospitable values of the Albanian people and the religious tolerance that characterizes us, over 2 thousand Jews were saved in Albania, in addition to those who had come here before the Second World War ”.

Minister Kushi also underlines that " it is a pride for Albanian teachers and students to study deeply this chapter of  Albanian and Jewish people relations in one of the periods that is considered one of the darkest in the history of mankind."

/Klara Ruci/