Next talk at CCNY: migrations & pilgrimages

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Looking forward to this conversation with my friend and colleague Lale Can about migrations and pilgrimages in Central Asia & the Middle East. THURSDAY MARCH 19th  5:00 pm CCNY Rifkind Center, in conversation with Lale Can 160 Convent Ave, New … Continued

How the JDC aided Jewish Refugees in Iran

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This month, the JDC published a review of Tehran Children on their Archives blog, focusing on the role that the JDC played in the lives of refugees like my father in the USSR, Iran, India and Palestine. The JDC, formally … Continued

Upcoming talk at Yale

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Book event Wed. Feb. 12: Tehran Children: Poles & Jews in the USSR & the Middle East, 1939-1947 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 – 5:30pm Whitney Humanities Center 208 53 Wall Street New Haven, CT 06511

Messages from readers

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Everyday now I get versions of this email. How cool is it for an academic to be thanked for her research 🙏.   Prof. Dekel, I want to thank you for this book… My grandfather was one of the Tehran … Continued

Review in the Methodist Recorder

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The Methodist Recorder is an independent weekly newspaper published in the U.K. Their review of Tehran Children came out last week. This book is an important part of Holocaust history. A tragic story, full of sadness and suffering yet also … Continued

Author Talks: November 2019

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 The Wiener Holocaust Library 29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 3:00 pm Thursday, November 28, 2019 Oxford University Clarendon Institute OXFORD, ENGLAND 6:00 pm   See Events page for December & beyond

Museum of Jewish Heritage, Nov. 13

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My last major event in NYC will be at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park.  Join me Wednesday Nov. 13 at 7PM   Museum of Jewish Heritage 36 Battery Place New York, NY Wednesday Nov. 13th at … Continued

Book Tour: The First 30 Days

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Eight decades ago, my father boarded a train in Soviet Union whose destination was Iran. He was a child caught in the cross-currents of global conflict, starving, and his ultimate survival depended on geopolitical alliances, fierce advocacy efforts–and, though it … Continued