Poland Commemorates Iranian Hospitality in WWII

At a ceremony in Warsaw attended by Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, a number of Polish officials and veterans paid homage to the Iranian nation for hosting a huge number of Polish refugees who had fled from the Second World War more than 70 years ago.

During the ceremony, participants laid flowers at the “monument of gratitude”, a memorial to the people of Iran for generously welcoming over 120,000 Polish refugees escaping from the Soviet Union with the Anders Army in 1942.

The daughter of General Władysław Anders – commander of the 2nd Corps and a national hero – was also at the ceremony with a number of veterans, some of whom were kids at the time of the influx of refugees to Iran.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, the Iranian minister is in Poland for an official visit as part of efforts to boost bilateral relations between Tehran and Warsaw.

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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