USHMM Launches Online Program on Iran's Connection of Jews Who Escaped the Holocaust #poland #usa #holocaust #russia #announcements


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Starting Tuesday December 8, 2020 the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) , in partnership with the Chautauqua Institution will present an online program on Iran’s connection to Jews who escaped the Holocaust.  This is a two-part online event entitled, “The Tehran Children: Iran’s Unexpected & Suppressed Connection to the Holocaust”. This was inspired by the 2019 memoir  Tehran Children:  A Holocaust refugee by Mikhal Dekal.

 

The memoir tells the story of over a million Polish Jews who fled the Nazis during the Holocaust into the Soviet Union – specifically focusing on the nearly 1,000 children who were sent to Iran. The author's father, Hannan Teitel, was one of these children.

 

The event is part of The Sardari Project: Iran and the Holocaust, the result of a collaboration between the USHMM and the Persian-language website: https://iranwire.com/en. This website is also in Farsi.

 

The series will feature 13 articles and nine videos. In addition to the IranWire’s.com Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Iranwire) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/iranwire3) channels it is available at the https://iranwire.com/en/special-features?filter=sardari-project

 

At https://iranwire.com/en/special-features/8195?ref=specials  There is also a 7 minute video about the program

 

To read more see: https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/us-holocaust-museum-launches-program-on-jews-who-fled-to-iran-from-nazis-651316

 

The USHMM release may be accessed at:

https://www.ushmm.org/information/press/press-releases/museum-and-iranwirecom-launch-sardari-project-bringing-holocaust-history-t

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

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