Sunday, December 10, 2023

Graves of Jewish martyrs in Tehran renovated

Martyrs’ Foundation of the Islamic Revolution gives a face-lift to the graves of Jewish martyrs in Tehran.

A 40th issue of Ofogh Bina Publication that belongs to Tehran’s Jewish Community reported in July that the Martyrs’ Foundation had renovated the graves of Jewish martyrs. The following is the translation of the short report by the magazine on the project:

Recent years have seen the Martyrs’ Foundation of the Islamic Revolution implement a project to renovate the graves of the martyrs of the Islamic Revolution and those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the imposed war [Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s].

The project to renovate Tehran’s Beheshtiyeh Cemetery, where followers of the Jewish faith are laid to rest, got underway in late March 2014. As part of the project the tombstones of Jewish martyrs were replaced and a martyrs’ symbol – Monument of Peace – jointly designed by Juliet Lalehzarian and Farzad Tubian was erected in the graveyard. The Martyrs’ Foundation of the Islamic Revolution has picked the up tab of the renovation project.

It should be noted that six Jewish martyrs, namely Shahram Zarrini, Salar Roshani, Azizeh Roshani, Yodyod Zion, Jacob Bakhaj, and Hamid Nahavandi have been laid to rest at the cemetery.

Nahavandi fell a martyr on the same day the Islamic Revolution was declared triumphant. He was killed when popular forces overran Tehran’s Eshratabad Garrison. His body was never retrieved.


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