Reviews

 

The Guardian, New Reviews section

Escaping the Nazis by Way of Iran
By Jonathan Brent
Oct. 9, 2019

What makes Dekel’s study so valuable is not just its assiduous detailing of one family’s fate during the second world war, but how it also makes us reflect on our current era, with its mass migrations of desperate people fleeing conflict and hardship only to meet inflamed nativism and the desire to shift responsibility for their fate from one country on to the next.

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New York Times Book Review

Escaping the Nazis by Way of Iran
By Jonathan Brent
Oct. 9, 2019

. . . not simply another detail of the Holocaust but a matter of enduring existential, psychological and moral reflection.

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The Forward

From Poland To The USSR To Iran To Israel: A Holocaust Story
By Julia M. Klein October 14, 2019

. . .  a skillfully wrought bridge between past and present that raises critical questions about both.

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Booklist

A starred review of Tehran Children by Dan Kaplan appeared in October 15 issue:

The backstory about how Dekel, now a professor of comparative literature in the U.S., began researching this project with an Iranian colleague, adds an interesting personal aspect to this work of excellent scholarship and a harrowing history illuminating both the specifics of the past and the universal aspects of the refugee experience.

 

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Podcasts

 

Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4

Host Jane Garvey talks to Mikhal Dekel about her book.

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History of World War II Podcast

Episode 267-An interview with Mikhal Dekel about her book, Tehran Children | by WWIIPodcast
Oct 19, 2019

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CUNY Book Beat Podcast

A Daughter’s Pursuit of Her Own Holocaust Legacy
October 12, 2019

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