The children of Tehran
A series of photos from photographer Miko Schwartz's collection documents the 'Children of Tehran', a group of a few hundred children who were brought from Europe to Israel in 1943. The photos were discovered without a list of names; we seek your help in identifying the children in these photographs
Occasionally we come across a series of photographs in the archives which deal with an important subject that made the headlines in the past. A recently discovered series of photographs documents the story of the "Children of Tehran," the orphaned children gathered in Europe in the midst of WWII by the Jewish Agency who then brought them to Israel via Tehran in 1943.
Miko Schwartz, who worked as a photographer during the British mandate, shot the images of the "Children of Tehran," however the photographs have remained un-deciphered. No one knows where and when the photos were taken – whether in Israel or en route, but more importantly there is no list of names.
Several of these children are still alive amongst us, and we hope that they will be located among our surfers, who will shed some light on the source of the pictures and help identify the persons depicted so that an accurate record can be made. Shana Tova!