Education, Remembrance, Research, and Memorial Sites
Education on the Holocaust is taught within the context of European history.
The Solomon Museum, Albania’s only Jewish history museum, opened in the city of Berat in 2018 and has a dozen framed panels on the walls bearing photos and stories from 500 years of Jewish life in the country. There is an exhibit devoted to Albanian Jewish history in Tirana’s national museum. Additionally, Albania’s current Minister of Culture has discussed establishing a National Museum of Jews in Vlora.
Albania commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 and is an observer country of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. In January 2018, the Albanian Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs hosted a conference in Tirana titled “We Remember: Promoting Human Rights through the Lens of Holocaust Education and Remembrance.” During the remembrance event in January 2017, then‑President Bujar Nishani awarded medals to 35 families and individuals who sheltered Jews during World War II. On January 29 of the same year, the Anti‑Defamation League presented the Jan Karski “Courage to Care” award to the Albanian people.