Escape from Iran
The exodus of Persian Jewry during the Islamic Revolution of 1979
Hardcover | 5" x 8" | 260 Pages
Written by: Sholem Ber Hecht
Published by: Gildan Media LLC
About this Book
For 2,500 years the Jews of Persia, banished from their homeland, built a civilization in exile. Their fortunes rose and fell, from the glory of their ancestral traditions to persecution, suppression, and the brutality of conquering armies. By the mid20th Century the Jewish community of modern-day Iran had achieved a measure of success―until the Islamic Revolution of 1979 threatened once again to plunge Persian Jewry into darkness.
This is the story of the dramatic rescue and emigration of thousands of Iranian Jewish students to America, and the miraculous rebirth of an ancient civilization in a brand new world.