Zef Gila, the Albanian priest who saved 101 Muslims from Nazi shooting

 A little-known priest who for the sake of the truth deserves to be a hero!

It's about dom Zef Gila.

Based on information provided by Artur Jaku, priest of the diocese of Shkodra, after dom Zefi completes his studies in Rome, ordained as priest by Pope Pius XII. At a time when the Second World War was already on, he would travel to Albania through the Adriatic, where, as he described himself, "from above the glittering bombers of the allies, in the sea the mines of the submarines...Italy and Albania.

The devotee and successor of dom Ndre Mjeda, the priest speaking eight foreign languages was not spared in serving to the Lord and the believers, without diferentiating the people by of religion.

Zef Gila, the Albanian priest who saved 101 Muslims from Nazi shooting

During his pastoral service he put his life at risk several times, such as when a Muslim villager from Barbullus had killed a German soldier, where according to the strict German laws for a soldier killed 101 men had to be killed as revenge. With got the news, Dom Zef, who was the only one who spoke German, was confronted by four German machine gunners and the general. With his cleverness and gentleness, he convinced the general to spare the lives of these men with the Muslim affiliation.

Another noble act was the rescue of three Italian soldiers (prisoners of war) from the German army when their life was seriously threatened.

But as he described, "the great evil came from (my) communism."

At the age of 35, he was arrested and isolated for a year by beating and torturing him. Then, for lack of evidence, they sent him to the camp of Tepelena, Vlora and Tirana.

He said about those years:

"If hell is in the form of a camp, this was the perfect realization".
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