Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach
190 N. County Rd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Topic: The Tehran Children: Rediscovering Iran’s Role in a Holocaust Rescue
Mikhal Dekel teaches Comparative Literature and Middle East Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and the City College of New York, where she is also Director of the Rifkind Center for the Humanities and Arts. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation and the Lady Davis Foundation, among others. In addition to Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey, she is the author of The Universal Jew: Modernity, Masculinity and the Zionist Moment and the Hebrew monograph Oedipus in Kishinev. Tehran Children was named finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards, the Sami Rohr Prize, and the Chautauqua Institution Prize. It was reviewed and featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, C-Span, Journal of Foreign Policy, the NY Daily News, and the BBC, among other venues.
Mikhal Dekel’s Book “Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey?” is available for purchase at the Classic Book Shop on Palm Beach Island.