(Persia Digest) - The Catholic Polish Cemetery is located in Darvazeh Dulaab District in the southern part of Tehran. This cemetery is the resting place of 1892 Polish citizens who all passed away in 1942. 408 graves at the cemetery belong to the World War II Polish military personnel; but most of the Polish citizens buried in the cemetery were those who were returning to Europe through Iran after being released from the Stalin concentration camps in Siberia and Kazakhstan.
There are two stone memorials with images of an eagle and a cross in the Polish section of the cemetery in the center. The inscriptions on the memorials in Polish, French and Persian read: The cemetery of the exiled Poles who sank to eternal sleep when returning to their homeland.
Photos: Abdullah Heidari / IRNA
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