SO honored for TEHRAN CHILDREN to be named finalist for the Chautauqua Institution Prize alongside the brilliant works of Imani Perry, Myla Goldberg, Carolyn Forché, Isabella Hammad, Pitchaya Sudbanthad, and Petina Gappah! Honored and humbled 🙏. https://chq.org/blog/seven-finalists-named-for-2020-chautauqua-prize
So grateful that Tehran Children was chosen, and congratulations to Benjy Balint, Sarah Hurwitz and Yaakov Katz! jpost.com/Israel-News/Sami-Rohr-Prize-announces-finalists-for-2020-literary-prize-623510 Watch video https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=840131773064204
I’d like to share with you the first chapter, and WW. Norton said it is OK:) Tehran_Children_Mikhal_Dekel_Intro
At the National Jewish Book Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious North American awards program of its kind, Tehran Children is named Finalist in the category of Writing Based on Archival Material.
by Mikhal Dekel On September 6, 1939, my then twelve-year old father, alongside eleven members of his family, escaped from their hometown in eastern Poland towards the Soviet border. They knew the Wehrmacht was coming. They knew Nazi ideology targeted Jews. They read German papers. Still they hesitated whether to flee or not. Fleeing a …
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 York, NY 10031 https://www.facebook.com/events/the-simon-h-rifkind-center/in-conversation-lale-can-and-mikhal-dekel/205385980657710/
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 known as the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, was originally founded in 1914 to provide …
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 https://ypsa.yale.edu/event/tehran-children-poles-jews-ussr-middle-east-1939-1947
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 Children as well… He was in Turkmenistan, and on the way there one brother was …
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 hope.