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Re: Looking for a grave
Posted by: Teimour Safari (ID *****3081) Date: March 15, 2003 at 13:45:20
In Reply to: Looking for a grave by Pawel Kossowski of 629

By chance I walked into this genealogy site. Your luck, perhaps. I was born and grew up in Iran of immigrant Russian and Azebaijani parents. I was about 12 years old when Iran was invaded using stupid excuses by the anti-German forces. I somehow remember well those days the Polish women and children who were brought into Tehran and put in a camp near Tehran called Vanak. They were in a miserable state and were dying in groups due to an epidemy of Typhus.
Quite a few of the women married into Iranian families, Moslem, Christian or Jewish and perhaps thus were saved from starvation and disease.
My mother who was Russian, died and was buried in the Russian (Orthodox) cemetery in Tehran. This cemetery is surrounded by other cemeteries, including the Catholic cemetery. I remember walking around the graves and seeing graves of the Poles who died during those days. These cemeteries are located in a part of Tehran known as Darvazeh Doolaab.
Perhaps if you could contact the Embassy of Poland or the Vatican Embassy, or any Catholic church in Tehran by phone or other means, they may be able to tell you more.
Regretfully, I am presntly living in Toronto, Canada. If I were in Iran I would gladly go and find your Uncle's grave which I am sure would be in one of the places I named. Good luck.



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