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Thomas Simaku with a CD Release on Naxos
A CD comprising 6 works performed by the Kreutzer Quartet has just been released in the UK on Naxos records,and also in USA and Canada.
Thomas Simaku is an Albanian Composer among 21st Century Classics.For more information about individual tracks, please go to Naxos website.
A new CD release of Thomas Simaku

Monument to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa - Canada
Communist Sign the petition to support the building of a Monument to the Victims of Communism, in Ottawa, Canada

To: Parliament of Canada
While the horrors of Nazism are well known, who knows that the Soviet Union murdered 20 million people? Who knows that China's dictators have slaughtered an estimated 60 million? Who knows that the Communist holocaust has exacted a death toll surpassing that of all of the wars of the 20th century combined ? Just as we must grasp Communism's brutality, we must understand the true cause of this era's most significant event: the fall of the Soviet Union. While we believe that Vaclav Havel was right when he saw the fall of the Communist empire as an event on the same scale as the fall of the Roman Empire, it was not the end of Communism. Sign and Join this petition

Who recognised KOSOVA as an Independent State?
Countries that have recognized or Announced the recognition of Republic of Kosova
We are honored and humbled that it is our generation that lives to see that day and we are aware and ready to take up the path that begins from here. Our future is with Europe.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for standing by us in the worst times. In memory of those who gave and lost their lives, and loved ones. May peace and light prevail. Countries who recognized Kosova

Boycott of Greek products in Albania
Boycott of Greek products in Albania!

Albanian nationalists, who accuse Greece of turning the country into a non-conventional colony of Greece, are using the protest to halt the rising power of Greece in the country. In 2006 Greek Imports reached EUR 406mn, while Greek investments are estimated at over EUR 400mn. Greek companies and businesses own substantial shares in the telecommunication, petroleum and financial markets in the country. Strong protests were organized by the "Cham" population, ethnic Albanians that used to live in the territory of current Greece till the end of World War II. Afterwards, they forcedly expelled from their properties. Therefore we call on you to Boycott greek products in Albania

Donation for an Albanian Bridge in Shkoder City.
Has started a project to raise funds to build a bridge in the village of "Ure e Shtrenjte", near Shkoder. In need for donation to complete this project. More ..

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Albanian Heritage:

Under water Archaeology Project in Albania

Albania News
    Albanian National Trust is organizing for the Vlore second year the underwater archaeology explorations in the Albanian coast.

    By Auron Tare - sent exclusively for ACLIS.

    This Project is cooperation between the RPM Foundation based in Florida and Institute of Archaeology of Albania with support from the Institute of Nautical Archaeology in Texas A & M, Albanian Ministry of Defense and the Naval Department of the MoD of Albania. Our Expedition will be in the Albanian waters for almost 2 months researching any ancient shipwrecks found in this coast.

    The aim will also be to produce for the first time ever a digital mapping system of the entire underwater cultural and environmental heritage of the Albanian waters. This summer we have also the support of another research vessel and the expertise of its team, making our Project one of the most important underwater expedition in the Mediterranean waters.

Posted by classiclady on Saturday, August 02 @ 11:13:11 PDT (710 reads)
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Albanian Heritage:

1000 Jews were saved by Albanians

Albanian Heritage
    Exhibition honors Muslims who saved Jews from Nazi persecution. JERUSALEM: Tears welling in his eyes, an elderly Holocaust survivor on Thursday embraced the son of the Albanian man who saved him from the Nazi death camps, highlighting an event recognizing the little-known role played by European Muslims in helping Jews during World War II.

    The two met for the first time at a photography exhibition at Yad Vashem, Israel's official Holocaust memorial, honoring Albanians who sheltered Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution. Albania, a tiny European country with a Muslim majority, sheltered about 1,000 Jews who, with the exception of one family, survived Nazi occupation, according to officials.

    "This is a very unique story," said Yehudit Shendar, the exhibition's curator. Though Islam has an anti-Jewish image, these were "Muslims who endangered their own lives to save Jews," she said. Six million Jews were killed by the Nazis during World War II.

    Albanians sheltered between 600 and 1,800 Jewish refugees, risking death or imprisonment, officials said. At the end of the war, Albania was the only European country with a larger Jewish population than before the war.
Posted by acl on Thursday, November 01 @ 19:42:09 PDT (818 reads)
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Albanian Heritage:

ALBANIA: Forget Communism ... or Sell It

Albanian Heritage
    TIRANA, Aug 10 (IPS) - Bunkers? Underground catacombs? Submarine bases? Albania has been shaped by one of the most bizarre communist regimes ever and the potential to exploit it for tourism is inestimable.

    Communist Propaganda on millions of Slogans on every streets of Albania claiming "The Victory of Socialism over Capitalism"
    By Zoltán Dujisin

    The possibilities for what has been termed as 'communist heritage tourism' are present, but as with other post-socialist countries in the region, the attempt at creating a communist-free national identity since the 1990s is in conflict with Western tourists' increasing interest in remnants of the communist past.

    "If there are people interested just in these 50 years of history, why not offer it?" says Nevila Popa, business development specialist for USAID in Albania. While it remains a niche market, some, as Gent Mati from the tourism agency Outdoors Albania, confirm "there is interest for this paranoid, psychotic regime."
Posted by acl on Saturday, August 11 @ 07:45:54 PDT (869 reads)
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Albanian Heritage:

ALBANIA: But Where Are the Differences

Albanian Heritage
    TIRANA, Jul 4 (IPS) - People across the Balkans have much in common, forget the conflicts of the recent or distant past, and the efforts of politicians to convince them how "different" or "distinctive" they are.

    A mural in Tirana, Albania, commemorates the revolutionary struggle. Photos by David Rich
    A mural in Tirana, Albania, commemorates
    the revolutionary struggle
    By Vesna Peric Zimonjic

    It takes only a couple of days for a Serb to figure in Tirana how children go to "skholla", just as Serbian children go to "skola". Their parents could work in "kancellari" (office) in Tirana, or "kancelarija" in Belgrade.

    At home, they tuck into that fermented yellow cheese "kachkavali" in Tirana or "kackavalj" in Belgrade, while watching "reklame" (advertisements). Afterwards in either country they might have some "supa" (soup) or "pita" (pie).

    And in either country you could go shopping for "bluze" (blouses) and "pantalone" (trousers). After hundreds of years both countries of today spent under the Ottoman Turkish rule, language and ways had to find commonness.
Posted by acl on Sunday, July 08 @ 09:33:06 PDT (810 reads)
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Albanian Heritage:

THE JEWS IN ALBANIA – A STORY OF SURVIVAL (3)

Albanian Heritage PART III
    Sami Repishti, Ph.D.
    City University of New York
    THE JEWS IN ALBANIA – A STORY OF SURVIVAL
    Lecture
    The Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies- The City University of New York
    New York City, February 21, 2007

    ==========================

    About the author:
    Prof. Dr. Sami Repishti
    Sami Repishti was born in Shkoder, Albania in 1925. As a student, he joined “the resis-tance movement”. His father fell victim to Italian fascist terror (1943) and his cousin was executed by the Nazis (1944). In 1946 he was arrested for opposition to the Communist Government of Albania, and sentenced to 15 years in jail, of which he spent ten(1946-56) Escaped to Yugoslavia, and jailed, (1959-1960), he was able to enter Italy, and in April, 1962 to emigrate to the United States. Here, he received a BA (1964), M.A.(1969), and Ph.D.(1977) in French. From 1966 to 1991, the year of his retirement, he taught French and Italian, in high school and as an adjunct faculty member at Adelphi University, N.Y. He is the author and co-author of 15 books, dealing primarily with Albanian studies, and human rights. “Tear Drops” (1997) and “In the Shadow of the Castle” (2004) describe his prison experience. Presently, he writes and remains an activist for human rights.
Posted by acl on Friday, June 01 @ 14:18:10 PDT (2366 reads)
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Albanian Heritage:

THE JEWS IN ALBANIA – A STORY OF SURVIVAL (2)

Albanian Heritage PART II
    Sami Repishti, Ph.D.
    City University of New York
    THE JEWS IN ALBANIA – A STORY OF SURVIVAL
    Lecture
    The Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies- The City University of New York
    New York City, February 21, 2007

    ==========================

    About the author:
    Prof. Dr. Sami Repishti
    Sami Repishti was born in Shkoder, Albania in 1925. As a student, he joined “the resis-tance movement”. His father fell victim to Italian fascist terror (1943) and his cousin was executed by the Nazis (1944). In 1946 he was arrested for opposition to the Communist Government of Albania, and sentenced to 15 years in jail, of which he spent ten(1946-56) Escaped to Yugoslavia, and jailed, (1959-1960), he was able to enter Italy, and in April, 1962 to emigrate to the United States. Here, he received a BA (1964), M.A.(1969), and Ph.D.(1977) in French. From 1966 to 1991, the year of his retirement, he taught French and Italian, in high school and as an adjunct faculty member at Adelphi University, N.Y. He is the author and co-author of 15 books, dealing primarily with Albanian studies, and human rights. “Tear Drops” (1997) and “In the Shadow of the Castle” (2004) describe his prison experience. Presently, he writes and remains an activist for human rights.
Posted by acl on Friday, June 01 @ 14:09:26 PDT (1072 reads)
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Albanian Heritage:

THE JEWS IN ALBANIA – A STORY OF SURVIVAL (1)

Albanian Heritage PART I
    Sami Repishti, Ph.D.
    City University of New York
    THE JEWS IN ALBANIA – A STORY OF SURVIVAL
    Lecture
    The Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies- The City University of New York
    New York City, February 21, 2007

    ==========================

    About the author:
    Prof. Dr. Sami Repishti
    Sami Repishti was born in Shkoder, Albania in 1925. As a student, he joined “the resis-tance movement”. His father fell victim to Italian fascist terror (1943) and his cousin was executed by the Nazis (1944). In 1946 he was arrested for opposition to the Communist Government of Albania, and sentenced to 15 years in jail, of which he spent ten(1946-56) Escaped to Yugoslavia, and jailed, (1959-1960), he was able to enter Italy, and in April, 1962 to emigrate to the United States. Here, he received a BA (1964), M.A.(1969), and Ph.D.(1977) in French. From 1966 to 1991, the year of his retirement, he taught French and Italian, in high school and as an adjunct faculty member at Adelphi University, N.Y. He is the author and co-author of 15 books, dealing primarily with Albanian studies, and human rights. “Tear Drops” (1997) and “In the Shadow of the Castle” (2004) describe his prison experience. Presently, he writes and remains an activist for human rights.
Posted by acl on Friday, June 01 @ 14:03:19 PDT (941 reads)
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Albanian Heritage:

Albania: The Tail Wags the Dog

Albanian Heritage
    It took me thirty years of trying to finally get into Albania, first applying for a visa in 1972. But Comrade-Chairman-Prime Minister-Foreign Minister-Minister of War-Commander in Chief of the People’s Army Enver Hoxha (Ho-Ja) gave me a miss, stolidly ignoring my written requests for a visa.
    A mural in Tirana, Albania, commemorates the revolutionary struggle. Photos by David Rich
    A mural in Tirana, Albania, commemorates
    the revolutionary struggle. Photos by David Rich


    By David Rich - he has been an international traveler, writer, and photographer for the last 13 years, living in 135 countries to date. He is a full-time international traveler, an occupation he finds far preferable to his former professions of law professor and trial lawyer, from which he says he’s now "mostly recovered."

    So in 1972 I drove around Albania through Macedonia (sorry Greece; I meant the former Yugoslavian province of Macedonia).

    A Singular History
    Coming up from Greece in 1997 I found Albania plunged into anarchy by a collapsed pyramid scheme that took the life savings of 70% of its population, supervised by teenagers wielding Kalashnikovs, bullets dirt cheap. So I gave it a miss. But perseverance brings reward, because in 2006 I found a unique Albania with a singular history that wags the dog, and most everything else.
Posted by acl on Wednesday, May 23 @ 18:44:17 PDT (807 reads)
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