BESA: A Code of Honor, Special exhibit opens March 8-June 18, 2014. This exhibit features the photographs and testimony of Albanians and their families who rescued Jews during the Holocaust taken by the American photographer, Norman H. Gershman. PRESENTING SPONSORS: The Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation
Albania, a European country with a Muslim majority, succeeded where other European nations failed. Almost all Jews living within Albania’s borders during the German occupation—mostly refugees—were saved. The Albanian population, in an extraordinary act of honor, refused to comply with Nazi orders to turn over Jews. The remarkable assistance afforded the Jews was grounded in Besa, a traditional Albanian code of honor. Besa means “to keep a promise”. One who acts according to Besa is one who keeps his or her word, and is someone to whom one can entrust one’s life and the lives of one’s family.
Exhibit Opening, Film Screening & Reception: March 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Besa: The Promise will be screened. * A reception will be held immediately following.
Additional Film Screening: Besa: The Promise, March 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.* A reception will be held immediately following the film.
*Admission is $5.00. No charge for Museum members. RSVP to rsvp@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org for either event.
Educator Preview Night for the exhibit, March 17, 2014, 4:30-6:30 p.m., rsvp to cdecoster@DallasHolocaustMuseum.org
The Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation
Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce
Albanian American Cultural Center
Congregation Beth Torah
A Special Thanks to: 70 kft for graphic design.
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