Civil Society Thursday Briefing A Matter of Humanity: The Rescue of Jews in Albania during the Holocaust 

The Briefing is organized in partnership with the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme in observance of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (27 January)

Date: 31 January 2019
Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. 
Location: Conference room 1, United Nations Headquarters


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Albania’s response to the plight of Jewish people during the Second World War remains a powerful example of compassion in the face of Nazi brutality during the Holocaust. The Department of Global Communications, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Albania to the United Nations, will organize a multi-media programme to build awareness and appreciation of the acts of rescue by Albanians of Jewish people during the Second World War. Invited speakers include Representative of the Foreign Ministry of Albania; Ambassador Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress; Professor Shaban Sinani, historian and author of the book Albanians and Jews: The Protection and Salvation; Dr. Anna Kohen, whose family was rescued in Albania during the Holocaust and Mr. David Estrin, Founder of the youth organization “Together We Remember”.