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"Tehran Children" arrival - 69th anniversary


The "Tehran Children", Polish Jewish children, mainly orphans, who escaped the Nazi German occupation of Poland, and found temporary refuge in camps in Tehran, Iran, reached Palestine in 1943, exactly 69 years ago.

Following are a few photos recording their arrival, from Beit Hatfutsot collections:




Refugee children from Teheran at suppertime in the WIZO nursery. Jerusalem, 1943.
Photo: Zoltan Kluger.
Jerusalem, Central Zionist Archives


The children in one of the camps established for them in Teheran, Iran, 1942.
Beit Hatfutsot, the Visual Documentation Center


Henrieta Szold with Tehran Children, Eretz Israel 1935.
Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld.
Beit Hatfutsot, the Visual Documentation Center
The Sonnenfeld Collection