In the Lion's Shadow: The Iranian Schindler and his Homeland in the Second World War
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In the Lion's Shadow: The Iranian Schindler and his Homeland in the Second World War

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After the invasion of France in 1940 a junior Iranian diplomat, the aristocratic Abdol-Hosein Sardari, more or less accidentally found himself in charge of Iran's legation in Paris. He set about cultivating German and Vichy officials in order to protect the Iranian Jewish community in the country. In a dangerous but brilliant manoeuvre he met the absurd radical purity laws...more
Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published (first published October 30th 2011)
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Juliana
Dec 21, 2011 Juliana marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
December 21, 2011 - BBC News
"The 'Iranian Schindler' who saved Jews from the Nazis"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16...
Babak Fakhamzadeh
I bought the book to read about ‘the Iranian Schindler’, but most of it is about ‘his homeland in the second world war’. The two bits together making up the subtitle of the book.
Meticulously researched, but, for its only briefly mentioning of what should have been its central theme, not very interesting, terribly long winded and quite convoluted, even for its mere 140 pages.
Corey
Jun 09, 2013 Corey marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Large parts of this book concern family members of mine, and so I will get to it one day soon. Trying to read a lot of fiction currently, however.
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