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  • First Jewish Community Registered in Albania

    The first Jewish community in Albania was officially recognized by the Government today. It comprises ten Jewish families in Valona — the largest number of any place in the country. The entire Jewish population of Albania is 35 families. After the community had been officially registered, construction was begun in Valona of the first synagogue… More ▸

  • First Zionist Activity Starts in Albania

    Zionist activities were launched in this country for the first time today when establishment of a Jewish National Fund committee was authorized by the Government. The committee is headed by two of Albania’s oldest Jewish settlers, Menachem Yomtov and Isaac Cohen. More ▸

  • Bid to Refugees is Denied by Albania Official

    That the Albanian government has not extended an invitation to German-Jewish refuigees to settle in Albania, and that no Jewish delegation has been invited by the Albanian Cabinet to come to Tirana for negotiations, was made clear here today in an official statement issued by Fuad Aslani, Albanian Minister in London, to the Jewish Telegraphic… More ▸

  • Albania Denies Bid to Refugees

    Jewish refugees if they are not capitalists. It denies all reports which were spread abroad by irresponsible elements that the Albanian Cabinet held a special session at which it allegedly decided to open the doors of the country to Jewish refugees. An official statement from Remzi Celo, the Albanian Acting Consul General in Salonica, whence… More ▸

  • Jews with Capital May Settle in Albania, Official Declares

    Making it clear that only Jews with capital will be permitted to settle in Albania, D. Beratti, Minister for National Economy, issued a statement today in which he declares that the Albanian government “will carefully examine every request coming from Jews desirous of investing capital in agricultural and industrial enterprises in Albania.” The laws of… More ▸

  • Bid to Jewish Exiles Denied by Albanian Envoy to Greece

    A report that the Albanian government has, through its consulate in Salonica, invited Jews to settle in Albania, was denied here today by Remzi Celo, acting Albanian Minister in Greece. M. Celo declared that nothing is known to him of any such intentions on the part of his government. He denies ever having made a… More ▸

  • Albanian Minister Decorates Bernstein with King’s Award

    Herman Bernstein, former American Minister to Albania, was awarded the grand cordon of the Order of Skanderbeg by Faik Konitza, Albanian Minister to the United States, at a private luncheon yesterday in the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The decoration was sent by King Zog I of Albania in recognition of Mr. Bernstein’s work in the promotion… More ▸

  • Bernstein Gives Up Post in Albania; Coming Home

    Herman Bernstein has resigned as American Minister to Albania. He will return to his home in New York the latter part of September. Mr. Bernstein, noted publicist and journalist, was appointed to the post by President Hoover in 1930. It had been reported that President Roosevelt had wished to retain Mr. Bernstein as American representative… More ▸

  • Bernstein Sends Campaign Gift from Albania

    A contribution of $100 was received yesterday by the Allied Jewish Campaign from Herman Bernstein, United States Minister Plenipotentiary to Albania. Mr. Bernstein’s gift came in a letter addressed to Jonah J. Goldstein, chairman of the executive council of the New York Allied Campaign. Mr. Bernstein’s letter follows: “Dear Mr. Goldstein: “I enclose herewith my… More ▸

  • Herman Bernstein Leaving Soon for Albanian Post

    Following his confirmation by the Senate as United States minister to Albania, Herman Bernstein arrived here and was administered the oath of office at the State Department, which officially constitutes him American envoy to Albania. He is expected to leave for his post shortly. Mr. Bernstein conferred yesterday for a while with the acting-secretary of… More ▸