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During WW2, Iran welcomed thousands of Polish refugees. They fled their homeland, winding their migration through Russia all the way to Iran, who welcomed them. Today, Syria knocks at the doorstep of the world. Everywhere people flee tyranny, we have a moral obligation to help.
Seventy years ago, Iran opened its borders and welcomed those in search of a home. Refugees have lost everything they love––their homelands and jobs, friends, everything that anchors a life. Iranian? American? European? Let’s forget our nationalities, and act like citizens of this larger, hurting world we live in. Please help.
Here are (some) organizations that help the world’s displaced homeless: UNHCR, Unicef, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam, and the International Red Cross.
Full title reads: “POLES IN PERSIA”.
Persia (Iran). Various shots of small crowd of Polish refugees on their way from Poland to Persia – they are walking through the desert. One family is picked out, the Kowalski family – mother, father and four children. They carry bundles which are their only belongings.
Various shots of the refugees arriving at the special reception centre in Persia. They are reunited with other migrants. They kiss and hug each other. The refugees giving their details to officials. Clothes are delivered out to the needy. Various shots of the refugees, including the Kowalski family, refreshing at the refugee camp – tents seen around. They put on fresh clothes.
Various shots of the refugees eating in a large mess tent. Several shots of some Polish folk dancing. The family strolling around the camp and sitting around – Mrs Kowalski doing some needlework while Mr Kowalski reads newspaper. Several shots of the refugees at open-air religious service.
Camp Commandant speaks to the refugees and tells of the need for able people in the fight. The father, eldest son and daughter pick up their bags and leave Mrs Kowalski – father and son kiss the children and then kiss mother’s hand. Corps of women soldiers marching, amongst the ranks is the eldest daughter of the Kowalski family. The son and the father in the ranks of the army. Various shots showing Mrs Kowalski busy at work in the refugee camp. The two youngest children are seen at open-air school.
Montage of close up shots of the Kowalskis walking, arriving to Persia and walking in their brigades.