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Holocaust Center to Host Program Honoring 'Iranian Schindler'

Story of Iranian envoy to Paris who saved thousands of Jews will be presented Sunday in Glen Cove; family of the man and children of those he saved will participate.

An "unprecedented program" is coming to the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center Sunday, and will include family of the people involved in the historic story of an Iranian diplomat who used his position to save thousands of Jewish lives during World War II.

It is the tale of Abdol-Hossein Sardari, Iranian envoy to Paris who rescued Jews from death at the hands of the Nazis "in parallel fashion to the famous rescue efforts of Oskar Schindler in Poland," according to a press release from the Center.

The presentation will be made by Fariborz Mokhtari, a scholar from Washington, D.C.'s National Defense University who authored the 2011 book "In the Lion's Shadow: The Iranian Schindler and His Homeland in the Second World War."

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Also participating will be relatives of Sardari and children of those he rescued.

The presentation is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. An exhibit featuring photographs and artifacts will be on display from Sunday through December.

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Carl Todd October 10, 2012 at 04:15 PM
The Sagamore Club used to maintain the Welwyn trails. They refreshed themselves making coffee in the care taker's house until black mold was discovered there. The asked the Tolerance Center to allow them to use their kitchen and were refused. The County isn't maintaining them and the're a mess and some major ones impassable. Many times in the past I would encounter visitors to the Center on the trails asking for directions. Tolerance Center???

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