Immigrating to America during the Iranian Revolution
November 25, 2018 App Interview

Babak immigrated to the United States as a ten year old boy from Iran during the Iranian Revolution.

Yvonne Zinkin, 96

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Long Journey: From Iranian Revolution to current affairs in America

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Growing Up During the Iranian Revolution

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Parissa Neamati recalls her struggles with coming to America from a war zone between Iran and Iraq. Through thick and thin, her and her family remained connected and were able to maintain the rich Persian culture in an entirely new...

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Theresa Taken and Emily Taken-Vertz

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Shaheen Morakkabi and his grandma Jamileh Davachie

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Reza Zandi talk about growing up in Kerman,Iran, and his experience during the Iranian revolution.

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