From 1942 until the end of the Second World War there was a population 120,000 strong of Polish migrants in Iran, this was part of around 300,000 Poles that had been forced out of their homeland by the Russians and forced into the east of the Soviet Union and Siberia.
The details are fascinating and strictly speaking outside of the remit here, but they should not, and if you are researching Polish ancestors, must not be overlooked.
- Iranian Documentary, “The Lost Requiem” produced by Khosrow Sinaiin 1983. This film took twelve years for the producer to make as he researched, filmed and interviewed as many people as he could locate from the former Polish community which spent the years from 1942 in Iran. The film has been made available by the producer and can be found at YouTube.