Meet Aleks Gole: He fled the violence in Albania, found peace in Great Barrington

Albania’s communist regime was so strict that, looking back, Aleks Gole compares the country of his birth to North Korea.

But, he says: “I was a child. I couldn’t understand the system was so bad. I have very good memories. It was very poor and very simple. Everybody was at the same level. Everybody shared. I enjoyed it and I was happy.”