This Day in Jewish History / The 'Tehran Children' Reach Palestine

The group of 861 Polish-Jewish refugee children traveled a convoluted, arduous route before reaching the Promised Land in 1943.

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On February 18, 1943, 861 Polish-Jewish refugee children – many of them orphans – who had made their way out of occupied Europe, arrived in Mandatory Palestine after a stay of several months in Iran. Dubbed...