01/04/2011 05:49 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

New Gallery Show Features Photos Of Muslims Who Saved Jews During WWII

TRIBECA -- 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.