Yad Vashem to showcase Muslims who saved Jews from Nazis

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For the first time, Yad Vashem will inaugurate an exhibition this week on Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust.

The exhibition, which opens on Thursday, focuses on more than a dozen of the scores of Muslim Albanians previously recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations" - the Holocaust center's highest honor - for risking their lives to save Jews during World War II.

The exhibit, titled "BESA: A Code of Honor - Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust," is a collection of photographs by the American photographer Norman Gershman of the Albanian Righteous and their families, accompanied by short texts.

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