The following passage, is a translation of a letter sent from Berat(city in Albania) from the General Chief of "Balli Kombetar", (a nationalistic political formation) named Kadri Cakrani to his uncle in Mallakaster(region in Albania), giving instructions on how to transport and provide refuge for hundreds of local Jews of Berat(city in Albania) who were facing inhalation from the Nazis.
To Bektash Cakrani, Cakran Mallakaster (Confidential)
My dear uncle, I am urgently writing you amongst many distresses plaguing us after the Italian capitulation, because you control Mallakastra. We urgently must deliver to you from Berat, a big number of people, which we don't even possess the means to do that. I am talking about our local Jews, who are by hundreds, but the biggest problem is that we don't want to show their identity, because otherwise if their identity is being revealed, they risk to be executed across the entire Berat town, which is small in number on the first place. I don't know from which source you might receive the information, but I am not even convinced, time not in any way, and to create a cover by giving false Muslim identification documents to them, my intention could be exposed, and I will end up executed and together with me the entire city. I absolutely need to meet Mitat Frasheri, and those people in Tirana, must not give any information at all about the numbers, and how to proceed. We MUST make sure that not even one Jew from those ones who have been here in Berat, or those who just came, falls in Nazis hands, whose army is coming, and we know Nazis intentions toward them. At the same time, the Albanian population shouldn't show any sign they are hiding them(the Jews-my note), because of the terror expected to be applied against them (Albanians-my note). At the same time, considering the big number of people(Jews-my note) needed to be hidden, I am afraid this is impossible but we still have time to bring them there. Another danger for which you are well aware off, is that if our plan is revealed, even your Mallakastra will be put in flames. Send me urgently a person together with my courier.