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Escape, exile, rebirth: Iranian Jewish diaspora alive and well in Los Angeles

30 years after the revolution, upheaval still haunts those who got out


Thirty years have passed since the massive and violent demonstrations against the Shah of Iran that began in September 1978, and for many, the start of that country's bloody revolution might seem a faded memory. Yet I have carried those shattering events with me all of my life: I was born on in Tehran on Sept. 11, 1978, as chaos unfolded on the streets outside

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