- The Lost Requiem (1983) - مرثیه گمشده Published on Oct 22, 2012 Documentary about Polish refugees in Iran by Khosrow Sinai The Lost Requiem tellsMessage 1 of 1 , Oct 2, 2013View Source
The Lost Requiem (1983) - مرثیه گمشده
Published on Oct 22, 2012
Documentary about Polish refugees in Iran by Khosrow Sinai
"The Lost Requiem" tells the story of the war-time exodus to Iran of hundreds of thousands of Polish citizens released from the Soviet labour camps of Siberia. During the two months of April and August 1942, leaking ships crammed with emaciated, men, women and children began arriving at the Caspian port of Anzali (then called Pahlevi). Their condition was desperate. Within days of their arrival, thousands had died from malnutrition and typhus. Of those who survived, the men travelled onwards to join the armies of the Allied Forces in Syria and Lebanon. The remainder (mostly women and children) remained in Iranian refugee camps for up to three years, their lives totally transformed in the process.