Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Remember history

Camp Polonia (now called Campolo, though the origin of that name is no longer widely known locally) was a district of Ahvaz, Iran, which housed Polish refugees during World War II.

 After enduring terrible conditions travelling across Russia, 115,000 Poles ended up in Iran

In Tehran's Dulab cemetery, situated in a rundown area of the city, are the graves of thousands of Polish men, women and children. It is not the only such cemetery in Iran, but it is the largest and most well-known. All of the gravestones, row upon row of them, bear the same date: 1942

The Poles have forgotten their own history and forgotten the debt they owe Muslims. 

No comments: