Exhibition showcasing Poles in Iran during WWII opens in Tehran
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A photography exhibition documenting the lives of Poles in Iran during World War II has opened in Tehran.
Set up by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the display is entitled “Born in an independent country. The children of Isfahan back in Iran 75 years on.” The exhibition opened on Friday.
The display focuses on people displaced from the eastern parts of Poland during World War II and taken to Soviet gulag camps. The photographs capture the experience of those who, after being liberated from captivity, travelled to Iran with the Polish Army under the command of General Władysław Anders.
The photographs portray smiling families, children in folk costume, boys wearing scout uniform and girls preparing to receive First Communion.
“The people captured in images look happy, even though they went through the hell of war,” said Roxana Mehrafzoun, who came to see the exhibition. “To me they are a symbol of peace – they travel from country to country... and hand over the knowledge to others,” she added.
The display is on show until the end of October. (aba/pk)