Touching Albanian story preserved in a photo in the Library of Congress in Washington

 These two poor sisters walked 40 kilometers from a mountain village to arrive in Tirana.

In the capital, most villagers came to find salvation.

The girl on the left was suffering from a serious eye infection and, in order avoid the full blindness, she needed a medicine that was dispersed by the US Red Cross Pharmacy in Tirana.

Touching Albanian story preserved in a photo in the Library of Congress in Washington

The sisters had brought two chickens and six eggs to give to the American doctor as a reward for the visit and the medication.

It was the time when there was a severe economic crisis in Albania. People were often dying of poverty and the crisis had plagued Albania.

The long wars, the difficult political transition and the subsequent disputes of the Albanian governments, the instability and continued interference of foreign powers had almost turned the Albanian situation into a collapse. In the city the situation was tragic.


In the villages the situation was a bit different.

Despite the backwardness that existed in the Albanian village, dealing with their family economy, the situation was somewhat different.

And as it has always been customary in Albania that the doctor was considered a god and was stimulated, the poor rural girls had taken few things with them.

When the doctor said the medicine was free, they refused and did not want to leave without leaving the chickens and eggs they had brought.

This true Albanian story that speaks a lot about the character and morality, along with the photograph, is stored in the Library of Congress in Washington.

A real touching story that the VOA reporter Ilir Ikonomi, contributing not only to journalism but also to Albanian history, with special care publishes from time to time on his page on social networks.

Touching Albanian story preserved in a photo in the Library of Congress in Washington Touching Albanian story preserved in a photo in the Library of Congress in Washington Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Rating: 5
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