Conference Proceeding: Persian Literature and Publishing

Dr. Ari Babaknia will speak about his four-volume book in Persian on the Holocaust and its impact on Iranian's awareness and sensitivity to this human tragedy, specifically on non-Jews.
Bijan Khalili, publisher, bookseller and journalist, will speak about the publications of the Iranian Jewish community outside Iran in the last forty years. Gina Nahai will speak about the reasons why the 2,500-year history of Iranian Jews went largely unrecorded until they moved to the US, the process of collecting data, and the impact on the community on seeing their stories gathered and archived. Gina’s work deals primarily with the history (both ancient and contemporary) of Iranian Jews, from their beginnings in what was then Babylon to their present here in the United States.

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