The revolution's forgotten sons and daughters: The Jewish community in Tehran during the 1979 revolution

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Abstract

The 1979 revolution in Iran was one of the most popular revolutions of the twentieth century. It was supported by all the classes of Iranian society, and crossed social strata, positions, and religious affiliations. A lot is known about the participation of different parts, such as students, urban professionals, religious leaders, bazaaris, and leftists, yet little is known about the participation of Jews in the revolutionary movements. This article sheds light on a little-known event in the life of the Jewish Iranian community and seeks to tell the story of different segments of the Jewish community during the tremulous years of the "Islamic Revolution." This article examines two main arenas in which the Jews facilitated the revolution-the Society of Jewish Iranian Intellectuals, and the Sapir Charity Hospital in Tehran-and seeks to draw attention to the minorities' contribution to the most important national revolution in Iran.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)857-869
Number of pages13
JournalIranian Studies
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

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In: Iranian Studies, Vol. 47, No. 6, 01.11.2014, p. 857-869.

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