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To: DTA; kronos77; joan; tgambill; Bokababe; F-117A; Wraith
Albania was the only nation in Europe that refused to turn over even one Jew to the Nazis during World War II, saving about 2,000 during the German occupation of that Balkan country.

Correct me if I'm wrong but Albania was never even occupied by the Germans. The Italians controlled Albania, and they didn't search for Jews with quite the same vigor as Germans did, so no wonder Jews in Albania had a high survival rate.

2 posted on 12/29/2006 2:47:19 PM PST by Decombobulator
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To: Decombobulator
Correct me if I'm wrong but Albania was never even occupied by the Germans.

The Germans invaded Albania in September of 1943, and were there until January of '45.

In the hopes of setting up an "independent" Albania, the Germans didn't prosecute their war on the Jews there, which makes Albania something of an anomaly in German occupied territories.

And here I was thinking this was just going to be so much wasted information.

4 posted on 12/29/2006 3:30:42 PM PST by Hoplite
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