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Jews in Modern Europe Seminar

CANCELLED - Tehran Children: On the Trail of WWII Refugees in Central Asia and the Middle East


April 1, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
April 1, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Beginning in September 1941 and throughout the war, Central Asia and Iran became places of refuge to hundreds of thousands of Jewish and Catholic Polish citizens.

Mikhal Dekel, whose father was a child refugee in Tehran, will recount the research and writing process of this epic, yet relatively unknown Holocaust story, told in her new book Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey.

She will discuss the circumstances that brought her father and hundreds of thousands of others from Poland to the Soviet interior, Central Asia, Iran, India and Palestine, and talk about the refugees’ experiences in each locale, and the mutual impact of refugees and host countries on each other.

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