In the Lion's Shadow: The Iranian Schindler and His Homeland in the Second World War Hardcover – 1 Oct 2011
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An Islamic envoy saved thousands of Iranian Jews in wartime Paris, risking all to help compatriots escape the Nazis. The book includes archives of Nazi correspondence. Sardari neither sought nor received much recognition for his efforts in his lifetime and died alone in a bedsit in Croydon, south London in 1981. --The Daily Telegraph
About the Author
Dr Fariborz Mokhtari was born in Iran. He was a Professor of Political Science at Norwich University in Vermont, USA before joining the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies in Washington DC in 2002. He has written numerous articles and policy documents, including Dealing with Al-Qaeda , American Foreign Policy Interests, March-April 2010, and Peacemaking, Peacekeeping and Coalition Warfare, ed. (NDU Press). He lives in Washington DC
Top Customer Reviews
Although Sardari saved many lives, he remains relatively unknown and died alone in a bedsit in South London with little to his name after he lost his pension and properties in the Iranian Revolution. Despite this tragic ending, the book is an inspiring example of what is possible when humanity and compassion prevails over evil, and the impact that even one courageous person can have on the lives of many.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought the book for my daughter as a present. I'll have to wait for her to let me know what she thinks.Published on 7 Feb. 2012 by vidazam
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