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The Resource Besa : Muslims who saved Jews in World War II, Norman H. Gershman

Besa : Muslims who saved Jews in World War II, Norman H. Gershman

Label
Besa : Muslims who saved Jews in World War II
Title
Besa
Title remainder
Muslims who saved Jews in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Norman H. Gershman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Besa is a code of honor deeply rooted in Albanian culture and incorporated in the faith of Albanian Muslims. It dictates a moral behavior so absolute that nonadherence brings shame and dishonor on oneself and one's family. Simply stated, it demands that one take responsibility for the lives of others in their time of need. In Albania and Kosovo, Muslims sheltered, at grave risk to themselves and their families, not only the Jews of their cities and villages but also thousands of Jews fleeing the Nazis from other European countries." "Over a five-year period, photographer Norman H. Gershman collected these moving stories and photographs in Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II. The book reveals a hidden period in history, slowly emerging after the fall of an isolationist communist regime, and shows the compassionate side of ordinary people in saving Jews. They acted within their true Muslim faith."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gershman, Norman H
Dewey number
940.53/183509224965
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D804.65
LC item number
.G44 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Albania
Label
Besa : Muslims who saved Jews in World War II, Norman H. Gershman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family of Destan and Lime Balla -- Baba Haxhi Dede Reshat Bardhi -- Family of King Zog of Albania -- Family of Njazi and Liza Pilku -- Family of Njazi Mefail Bicaku and his son Njazi -- Family of Hysen Marika -- Family of Jani Koca -- Family of Islam Proseku -- Domi Family -- Family of Halil Frasheri -- Family of Toli Dodi -- Family of Ali Ohri -- Family of Sulo Muzhaka -- Family of Ali and Nadire Binxhiu -- Family of Qani Civeja -- Family of Destan Kormaku -- Family of Besim and Higmete Zyma -- Family of Hajdar Kika and his son Petrit -- Family of Tef Pogu -- Family of Yshref and Emine Frasheri and their son Mehmet -- Family of Osman and Nazlie Alla -- Family of Eshref and Emine Shpuza -- Family of Ali and Ragip Kraja -- Family of Ismail Gjata -- Kasapi family -- Family of Sulejman and Zenepe Mece -- Families of Lilo Xhimitiku and Taqi Simsia -- Kurti Family -- Family of Besim and Aishe Kadiu and their daughter Merushe -- Kuqi Family -- Family of Nuro Hoxha -- Family of Muhedin Haxhiu -- Family of Hasan Kalaja -- Family of Rifat Hoxha -- Family of Kasem Jakup Kocerri -- Family of Xhevat and Aferdita Gjergjani -- Family of Vesel and Fatime Veseli -- Family of Mesut and Drita Salillari -- Family of Xhaferr Skenderi -- Family of Abaz and Zade Sinani -- Family of Ali and Nadia Kazazi -- Family of Islam Trimi -- Family of Shaqir and Qamile Borici and their daughter Bahrije -- Family of Ismail Golemi -- Family of Hamid and Xhemal Veseli -- Family of Vehbi Hasan Hoti -- Family of Ali Sheqer Pashkaj -- Family of Beqir Qoqja -- Rezniqi family -- Family of Hasan Reme Xerxa -- Family of Ramadan and Isa Nuza -- Family of Mullah Shabani -- Family of Basri Hasani -- Family of Sadik Beluli and son Ruzhdi -- Family of Sejdi Sylejmani -- Family of Jusuf Sadik Mimonaj -- Family of Hysni Domi -- Family of Pjeter Jankovic -- Afterword: On and off the road in Albania and Kosovo
Control code
225870850
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 121 pages
Isbn
9780815609346
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)225870850
Label
Besa : Muslims who saved Jews in World War II, Norman H. Gershman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family of Destan and Lime Balla -- Baba Haxhi Dede Reshat Bardhi -- Family of King Zog of Albania -- Family of Njazi and Liza Pilku -- Family of Njazi Mefail Bicaku and his son Njazi -- Family of Hysen Marika -- Family of Jani Koca -- Family of Islam Proseku -- Domi Family -- Family of Halil Frasheri -- Family of Toli Dodi -- Family of Ali Ohri -- Family of Sulo Muzhaka -- Family of Ali and Nadire Binxhiu -- Family of Qani Civeja -- Family of Destan Kormaku -- Family of Besim and Higmete Zyma -- Family of Hajdar Kika and his son Petrit -- Family of Tef Pogu -- Family of Yshref and Emine Frasheri and their son Mehmet -- Family of Osman and Nazlie Alla -- Family of Eshref and Emine Shpuza -- Family of Ali and Ragip Kraja -- Family of Ismail Gjata -- Kasapi family -- Family of Sulejman and Zenepe Mece -- Families of Lilo Xhimitiku and Taqi Simsia -- Kurti Family -- Family of Besim and Aishe Kadiu and their daughter Merushe -- Kuqi Family -- Family of Nuro Hoxha -- Family of Muhedin Haxhiu -- Family of Hasan Kalaja -- Family of Rifat Hoxha -- Family of Kasem Jakup Kocerri -- Family of Xhevat and Aferdita Gjergjani -- Family of Vesel and Fatime Veseli -- Family of Mesut and Drita Salillari -- Family of Xhaferr Skenderi -- Family of Abaz and Zade Sinani -- Family of Ali and Nadia Kazazi -- Family of Islam Trimi -- Family of Shaqir and Qamile Borici and their daughter Bahrije -- Family of Ismail Golemi -- Family of Hamid and Xhemal Veseli -- Family of Vehbi Hasan Hoti -- Family of Ali Sheqer Pashkaj -- Family of Beqir Qoqja -- Rezniqi family -- Family of Hasan Reme Xerxa -- Family of Ramadan and Isa Nuza -- Family of Mullah Shabani -- Family of Basri Hasani -- Family of Sadik Beluli and son Ruzhdi -- Family of Sejdi Sylejmani -- Family of Jusuf Sadik Mimonaj -- Family of Hysni Domi -- Family of Pjeter Jankovic -- Afterword: On and off the road in Albania and Kosovo
Control code
225870850
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 121 pages
Isbn
9780815609346
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)225870850

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