“To save a life is God’s gift”

January 12, 2009 § Leave a comment

Each crinkle in the well-lined faces that stare out from the crisp black-and-white photos in Norman H. Gershman’s “Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II” seems to tell a story. The Albanian Muslims standing proud before Gershman’s lens have endured much: Nazi occupation, Communist rule. But look into their eyes and you see heart-melting kindness, righteous determination, joy. Gershman, a fine-arts photographer, traveled to Albania and Kosovo to photograph Muslims who rescued Jews during World War II and to hear and share their stories …

In Brief: “Besa” (The Barnes & Noble Review)

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