29 January 2014
King Zog I honoured by the State of Israel
The memory of King Zog I was honoured by the State of Israel on January 27 2014, Holocaust Memorial Day, during an international meeting holded at the National Museum in Tirana
On January 27, 2014, King Zog was honoured by the State of Israel : "On behalf of the State of Isreal, the Ambassador of Israel to Albania presents this special award to HM King of the Albanians, Ahmet Zogu, for his special contribution in offering a welcome heaven to Jewish refugees during the Holocaust."
"Many Jewish families owe their lives to King Zog in Particular and Albania in General. He who Saves one life is as though he has saved the entireworld", emphasized David Cohen, Amassador of Israel in Albania".
As King Zog I's heir HRH Prince Leka II of the Albanians, head of the Royal House, was invited to receive this award by HE David Cohen, during a moving ceremony organised ad the National Museum of Tirana which was attended by many personalities and the chiefs of the religious communities in Albania as well.