Kosovo Albanian Muslims and their unthinking and duped supporters in the US are denying the Holocaust when they claim that Albanians rescued 100% of the Jews in Kosovo and in Albania. Albanian Muslims are Holocaust deniers like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, yet Albanians are not ostracized. Why? Why are Albanian Muslims and their lackeys and stooges in the US allowed to get away with denying the Holocaust, with falsifying their role in the destruction of European Jews?
The ignorance of the Albanian lobby is appalling. Albanian Muslims played a role in the Holocaust. Who claims this?
Raul Hilberg, the founder of Holocaust studies and research, documented the role Albanian Muslims in Kosovo played in the Holocaust. In his seminal analysis of the Holocaust, The Destruction of European Jewry (1961), Hilberg, a Jewish refugee from Austria in 1939, documented the role of “Kosovar” Albanian Muslims in the mass murder of Kosovo Jews:
“The roundups spread from the mainland of Greece to neighboring Albania. In April, 1944, the commanding general in Albania reported that SS Division Skanderbeg (Albanian collaborators) had arrested 300 Jews in Pristina (new Albania, in Yugoslav territory, near the frontier of the domain of the Befehlshaber in Serbia). Between May 28 and July 5, 1944, the SS division rounded up another 510 Jews, Communists, partisans, and suspicious persons in the Albanian area. From that group, 249 were deported.”
Hilberg based his research findings on a German military report, militarbefehlshaber Sudost, signed by Chief of Staff Kurt von Geitner to Army Group F on April 16, 1944, copies of which were sent to OKH or General Headquarters, the 2nd Panzer Army, the German Plenipotentiary General in Albania, the German General Plenipotentiary in Croatia, the Luftwaffe Commander in Croatia, and the V SS Mountain Corps and a report of the XXI Mountain Corps of July 13, 1944.
The fact that Albanian Muslims in the Nazi SS Division Skanderbeg from Kosovo rounded up Kosovo Jews for the SS is irrefutable and beyod dispute. Even a Shqiptar propagandist honored by the Albanian Muslims and the Albanian Embassy for his mindless propaganda on behalf of a Greater Albania, Shqiptar shill and mouthpiece Noel Malcolm, admitted that Kosovo Jews were sent to the Nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen where they were killed. Malcolm conceded that it was “Kosovar” Albanian Muslims in the Nazi SS Division Skanderbeg that had apprehended the Kosovo Jews.
This is what Shqiptar shill and propagandist Noel Malcolm wrote about the role of Albanian Muslim “Kosovars” in the Holocaust. In Kosovo: A Short History, a propaganda tract in support of Albanian separatists in Kosovo, the Greater Albania “Kosova” movement, Malcolm documented that in the Djakovica region of Kosovo-Metohija, the Albanian Muslim Nazi SS Skanderbeg Division engaged in ”the round-up and deportation of 281 Jews” to the concentration-extermination camps in May, 1944. According to Malcolm, ”they [Albanian Muslim “Kosovars”] took part in the most shameful episode in Kosovo’s wartime history.”
Malcolm, as a dutiful Shqiptar Muslim stooge and shill, censored and covered-up the massacres, atrocities, and war crimes of the Skanderbeg Division committed against the Kosovo Serbian population during the same period.
Malcolm documented that 281 Kosovo Jews had been captured by the Albanian Muslims in the Nazi SS Division Skanderbeg. Of this number, 210 were killed by the Nazis at the concentration camp at Belsen-Belsen. By 1945, 210 of the 551 Kosovo Jews known to be from Kosovo had been killed in Nazi concentration camps. Albanian Muslim “Kosovoars” were responsible for this genocide of Kosovo Jews.
An attorney and non-historian, Harvey Sarner, was responsible for the whitewash and cover-up of the Albanian Muslim “Kosovar” role in the Holocaust and their role in the killing of Kosovo Jews. Sarner, in essence, wrote a propaganda tract for the Albanian Muslim separatists and ultra-nationalists in Kosovo. The book was targeted to the Jewish-American audience in the US. It was meant as a clincher and the icing on the cake for Greater Albania separatism and the creation of the “Kosova” state by the US. The purpose was mercenary and manipulative and exploitative. Hide the fact that Albanian Muslim “Kosovars” formed a Nazi SS Division. Conceal the fact that these Albanian Muslims rounded up Kosovo Jews in 1944. These Kosovo Jews were then sent to Bergen-Belsen where they died. Instead, manufacture and create an alternative “narrative” that is entirely bogus and fraudulent.
The falsification of history dehumanizes and exploits the Jews who died due to the role of the Albanian Muslims in the Nazi SS Division Skanderbeg in their incarceration. Sarner commits an injustice against the Kosovo Jews who died because of the actions of the Albanian Muslim Nazi SS troops. Sarner treats their suffering and tragedy with contempt. Indeed, he exploits their suffering to promote a Greater Albania, a “Kosova”.
Why are Albanian Muslims allowed to deny the Holocaust and their role in it with impunity and without ostracism? Albanian Muslims have named streets and schools in Kosovo after Albanian Nazis and Nazi collaborators such as Bedri Pejani, who wrote to Reichsfuehrer SS Heinrich Himmler in 1944 requesting the formation of a Nazi SS Division for “Kosova”. Himmler formed one “Kosovar” Albanian Muslim Nazi SS Division, but planned two. The war ended before Himmler could form the second Albanian Muslim Nazi SS Division. Why are Kosovo Albanian Muslims allowed to deny the Holocaust in their role in it? Why are they allowed to honor a former Nazi collaborator in Kosovo, Bedri Pejani, right under the noses of the “international community”?
Originally published on 2007-09-28
Author: Carl K. Savich
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