Johanna Neumann was nine years old when her family escaped from Nazi Germany to seek refuge in Albania. They spent six years there and survived the war thanks to a number of Muslim families who sheltered them along the way.
Neumann’s is one of many stories featured in Besa: The Promise, a documentary inspired by Albania’s too-often forgotten efforts to shelter Jews during the Holocaust. Learn more here.
guximtaria said: faleminderit per ket faqe te mrekullushme. pershendetje!
Faleminderit për vizitën!
"They took such a big risk to hide us, because it began to be very dangerous in Tirana. Even if it cost them their lives, they simply extended their hearts."
~ Rina Mandil Nahum, on being rescued in Albania during the Holocaust by the Veseli Family
sheikhhspeare said: Hi! I am albanian myself and thank you so much for revealing this unknown piece of history. Great job! I would jut like to ask you how's there no movie to watch it online, why don't you just put it up! :)
Hello, and thanks for writing. The film is currently in a festival run while we look for a distributor. The next step is to get it into theatres, then it will go to broadcast, and finally it becomes available for streaming and DVDs. Keep your fingers crossed someone decides to distribute the film soon. We want the world to see it!
Heartland Film Festival 2012: "This movie shares a little-known chapter of history and gives honor to a courageous small nation that stood strong against the Germans and risked everything to do the right thing."