The Tehran Children: Iran's Unexpected Connection to the Holocaust
|Date||Tue, Dec 8, 6:00pm - 7:00pm|
During World War II, Iran gave shelter to thousands of Polish Jews fleeing the Nazis. Within this group who traversed vast parts of the Soviet Union to Iran, there were 1,000 young people who became known as the Tehran Children. This history is less familiar in Iran, where the regime has become known for anti-Zionism, antisemitism, Holocaust denial, and the suppression of access to Holocaust history.
This is a free event, and reservations are required through Chautauqua Institution.
During this two-part digital program, join experts to learn about Iran's lesser-known connection to the Holocaust, hear about a daughter’s decade-long journey in the footsteps of her “Tehran Child” father, and examine why retracing this history is relevant today, not only to Iranians, but all of humanity.
Part One: Why was Iran’s wartime rescue of Jewish orphans obscured?
Part Two: How did this history impact one descendent of Jewish refugees?
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