Jewish Museum in Vlora, Rama: The salvation of the Jews, one of the most golden pages in the history of Albanians
Prime Minister Rama presented today the project of the Albanian Jewish Museum, which will be built in the city of Vlora by the studio "Kimmel Eshkolot Architects" from Tel Aviv, Israel, which was announced the winner of the architectural project of the Jewish Museum.
"There has been a lack of a museum in our country for a long time that shows one of the most golden pages of the history of Albanians, which is the story of the salvation of the Jews, for which there is no address in this country, yet. I am really pleased that today we are taking another step towards creating the first address of this story, a Jewish museum in Vlora where there was an important Jewish community and where is the opportunity to build such a structure in the neighborhood where the community was concentrated. Jewish of Vlora ”said Prime Minister Rama.
He further expressed the desire for such projects to continue and for this not to remain the only museum that represents the special relationship of Albanians with the Jewish community, emphasizing that even before the Second World War, this community had great respect. The Prime Minister said that Albania in the 20th century had a law on the Sabbath, which forbade financially penalizing Jews who did not go to work on Saturday.
The Prime Minister lined up parts of the common history between the two peoples, focusing on the time when four representatives of the religious communities in Albania were summoned to Germany to ask for the gold found in Rome and the lists of Jews, but the latter refused to hand over the Jews. , emphasizing that this was considered the highest betrayal that an Albanian can commit according to the canon, and the relationship of the Albanian with the friend at home.
“Ky muze duhet për t’i treguar fëmijëve tanë dhe fëmijëve të fëmijëve tanë këtë pjesë të historisë e për t’i treguar sa e domosdoshme është që shoqëritë të mos humbasin këtë sens humanizmi dhe përkatësie ndaj bashkësisë njerëzore që treguan të parët tanë. Po ashtu, e domosdoshme që këtë histori ne ta vlerësojmë dhe trashëgojmë si një nga pasuritë më të mëdha të këtij vendi, të trashëgimisë sonë historike e kulturore, të asaj që jemi e asaj që duhet të mbetemi.
Lastly, it is really very important to advance this process of creating addresses that help communicate this story because all experience proves that the physical relationship with history is irreplaceable. "Books, stories, movies, stories are irreplaceable, but for young people it is sometimes more and more impossible to distinguish truth from fiction, news from slander," said Prime Minister Rama.