International Virtual Lecture Series: Talking Memory with Guest Speaker Mikhal Dekel

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The Ghetto Fighters' House is honored to host Mikhal Dekel who will give a talk on

Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey"


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.


The event will take place on ZOOM and is free to the public.

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DATE: Sunday, October 11, 2020
11 AM Pacific
2 PM East Coast
7 PM England
9 PM Israel