Last year I recommended an interesting book, Besa: Muslims who saved Jews in World War II by Norman H. Gershman (940.5318 GeB 2008).
I found it fascinating because I had been unaware of the connection between Jewish and Muslim communities in Albania during World War II. At this time many Albanian Muslims went to extreme measures to help Jews escape from Nazi persecution.
Right now, in Calgary, at the Calgary Jewish Centre, an exhibit that accompanies this book is in town but only until February 11th. Everyone should take this opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary episode. There is no charge and everyone is welcomed.
The Calgary Jewish Centre is located at 1607-90th Avenue SW.