November 24, 2018 11:22
News ID: 3454

(Persia Digest) – Isfahan City Council has announced that it will be hosting a tour of the city organized for the families of refugees who arrived in Isfahan during WWII.

At a meeting with the Polish chargé d’affaires, the Mayor of Isfahan said: “Krakow and Isfahan have many similarities. We are on the verge of signing a contract to showcase galleries and exhibitions in the two cities. A similar photo exhibition from Poland was staged in Isfahan last year which received a great welcome.”

Ghodratollah Nowruzi added: “Isfahan is also ready to host the families of those who came to the city as refugees from WWII and organize tours for them.”

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The Polish chargé d’affaires also said at the meeting: “Krakow and Isfahan have the potential to expand cultural ties and programs.”

Wojciech Unolt added: “Iran and especially Isfahan have great tourism potentials. This is a great opportunity for our two countries to expand ties and cultural exchanges.”

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Persia Digest (PD) reported that Polish refugees came to Iran during WWII. Over 150 thousand Polish citizens who intended to emigrate to Israel and Africa arrived in Iran in the years 1941-1944 from the former Soviet Union. At the time, Iran was going through a severe famine, and political and economic turmoil. But, they managed to extend their hospitality and welcome the refugees, making good memories for those who spent a time here from Poland.

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