UN Outreach Programme on the Holocaust

Virtual Discussion In the East: The Neglected History of Holocaust Refugees in Soviet Gulags, Central Asia, and the Middle East Wednesday, 11 May 2022 1:00 pm EST A Microsoft Teams Webinar Register on the United Nations site Join us for a conversation with two eminent scholars about Mikhal Dekel’s book, “In the East: How My …

On Anna Karenina, Dubliners, and A Room of One’s Own

A brief conversation with the excellent book blog Literary Hub about some of the books that resonate with In the East, along with a shout-out to favorite rereads and other works. https://lithub.com/mikhal-dekel-on-anna-karenina-dubliners-and-a-room-of-ones-own/   

Tehran Children reviewed in the The New York Review of Books!

It is startling to discover in a book written by a stranger answers you have always been seeking, even unconsciously, to the most fundamental personal questions. When I published Tehran Children, I didn’t know it would end up answering lots of questions for lots of strangers. Many of them contacted me, including Ruth Franklin, and …

Die Kinder Von Teheran with RBB Fernsehen

Die Kinder Von Teheran on RBB Fernsehen

A television segment on the German edition (Die Kinder Von Teheran) with RBB Fernsehen. Many thanks to Martina Hiller von Gaertringen for this lovely rendering of a complex story! https://www.rbb-online.de/…/20210911_1720/teheran.html

Article in the Polish daily “Gazeta Wyborcza”

I wrote an article about how my family history intersects with the current situation in Poland. It appeared in Polish in the daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza on June 9th. You can download the article in Polish here Below is the opening of the English text: My Jewish Family Lived in a Small Town in Poland …

Appointed as Stuart Z. Katz Professor

I am thrilled to be appointed as the 2021-22 Katz Professor… https://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2021/05/17/acclaimed-author-and-scholar-mikhal-dekel-is-new-ccny-stuart-katz-professor/