A library will host a new exhibition to celebrate the role Muslims played in saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust.

The Righteous Muslim Exhibition is being launched at Highgate Library, in Shepherds Hill, today.

Photographs of several Muslims who sheltered Jews during World War II will be displayed alongside stories detailing their acts of heroism.

The exhibition hopes to inspire new research into instances of collaboration between the Muslim and Jewish communities.

Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to victims of the Holocaust, honours nearly 25,000 so-called "righteous persons" who risked their lives to protect the Jewish community during Nazi Germany's reign of terror.

Some 70 Muslims have recently been added to the list and the exhibition explores their stories.

The exhibition will be on display in Highgate for two weeks before moving on to other libraries across the borough.

It will run until March 30.

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