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Author Dekel, Mikhal, 1965- author.

Title Tehran children : a Holocaust refugee odyssey / Mikhal Dekel.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2019.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  940.5318 DEK    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  940.5318 DEK    DUE 02-14-20
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  940.5318 DEK    DUE 02-14-20
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Edition First edition.
Description 417 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: New York City, 2007 - "Each Of Us Feels As If He Is Born Again": Iran, August 1942 - "A Liberal Family": Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland, 1939 - Border Crossing: From Hitler To Stalin - Ukzaniks: Laborers In Arkhangelsk And Komi, USSR - "I Am A Jew" "I Am An Uzbek" - A Polish Nation In Exile, Jewish Relief Efforts: London, New York, And The USSR - Samarqand: City Of Refugees - Polish And Jewish Nation Building In Tehran - Hebrew Children: Kibbutz Ein Harod
Summary "The extraordinary true story of Polish-Jewish child refugees who escaped the Nazis and found refuge in Iran. More than a million Jews escaped east from Nazi occupied Poland to Soviet occupied Poland. There they suffered extreme deprivation in Siberian gulags and "Special Settlements" and then, once "liberated," journeyed to the Soviet Central Asian Republics. The majority of Polish Jews who survived the Nazis outlived the war in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan; some of them continued on to Iran. The story of their suffering, both those who died and those who survived, has rarely been told. Following the footsteps of her father, one of a thousand refugee children who traveled to Iran and later to Palestine, Dekel fuses memoir with historical investigation in this account of the all-but-unknown Jewish refuge in Muslim lands. Along the way, Dekel reveals the complex global politics behind this journey, discusses refugee aid and hospitality, and traces the making of collective identities that have shaped the postwar world--the histories nations tell and those they forget"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Jewish refugees -- Iran -- Tehran.
Refugee children -- Iran -- Tehran.
Jewish children -- Iran -- Tehran.
Jewish children -- Poland.
Jews -- Poland.
ISBN 9781324001034 hardcover
1324001038 hardcover

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