TriBeCa Gallery Showcases Muslims Who Saved Jews During World War II

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In the wake of the controversy over the so-called “Ground Zero mosque,” a TriBeCa gallery is showcasing photos of Albanian Muslims who risked their lives to save Jews during World War II.

The 30 portraits at Soho Photo Gallery on White Street, accompanied by their subjects’ stories, speak powerfully to the quiet heroism of Muslims who hid more than 2,000 Jews from the Nazis 70 years ago.

Larry Davis, a member of Soho Photo, has been planning the show of renowned photographer Norman Gershman’s work for more than a year, long before the national firestorm over the Park51 mosque and community center, which is located a short walk away.

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Posted by Jasmin on Thursday, January 13th, 2011. Filed under Jewish News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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