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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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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Publishers Weekly

selects Tehran Children as one of their Fall Top 10 picks for History.




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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