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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