Flower of Vlora: Growing up Jewish in Communist Albania


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Amsterdam Publishers
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.52 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Anna Kohen was born in Vlora, Albania, and left in 1966 with seven of her family members and moved to Greece where she completed Dental School and earned a dental degree. In 1991, and with the help of several Jewish organisations, she brought 37 of her Albanian relatives to the United States. That same year she was invited to Albania to celebrate the founding of the Albanian-Israeli society and was appointed Honorary Member. In 2004, the President of the Albanian Republic awarded her the medal for special Civil Merits for Valuable contributions in helping Albanians during the Kosovar humanitarian crisis. Dr. Kohen has served the Albanian community for over 30 years as President of the Albania American Women's Organization.


"...a life lesson on the merits of living according to your principles, of generously giving back when you can, and of truly caring and loving unconditionally."

-Zanet Battinou, Director, The Jewish Museum of Greece

"... an inspirational text filled with practical advice for working and living with passion and purpose."

-Felicita Jakoel, President, Israeli Albanian Friendship Society

"...the story of people working together to try and make the world a better place."

-Dr. Petrit Zorba, Director of the Albanian-Israel Friendship Association

"The book is fast-paced and showcases a truly remarkable family."

-Barbara Gilford, Author, Heart Songs: A Holocaust Memoir

"I recommend this excellent book to anyone who wants to know the story of how the Albanian people saved the Jews during the Holocaust."

-Dr. Shaban Sinani, Author, Albanians and Jews: The Protection and Salvation