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CNN: Exhibit: Albanian Muslims saved Jews from Nazis (Video)

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With rising anti-Muslim sentiment across the country, an untold story is raising greater awareness about the Muslim faith and the teachings of the Quran. That awareness comes from an unlikely source: a small Jewish congregation in Creve Coeur.

Temple Emanuel is premiering a groundbreaking exhibit of photos that reveals Albanian Muslims who saved 2,000 Jews during World War II.

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It’s a story you’ve likely never heard. It is a story told through the faces of Albanian Muslims who risked their own lives to live by a code of faith and honor called Besa.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. bethany

    October 25, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    I am truly fascinated. I had no idea muslims can be so nice to the jews. also iv never hear of albania untill now. .. good stuff

  2. joshMcKenzie

    October 25, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    where albania?
    and are there any jews there?

  3. mirela

    October 25, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    It’s true, Albania is lovely. and the people are wonderful
    (ps. Josh its in the ballkans-east south of EUROPE)
    Mirela x

  4. altinoooo

    October 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    SHQIPERIA IME!

    MY ALBANIA!!!

    PEACE AX

  5. E.R.

    March 13, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Is not the Muslims who saved the Jews,   but the Albanians.
    Their spirit is bigger than any religion.
    Is the eagle in their heart.
    Is their being ALBANIANS.

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