Join us Saturday, Dec. 5 at 1:30 pm as Glencarlyn neighborhood resident Alexander Malakhoff discusses his memoir Growing Up In Iran, at the Glencarlyn Branch Library. Malakhoff, born in Czechoslovakia of Russian parents, moved to Iran with his family when he was three. He lived in Iran from 1935 until 1956, and his book tells a story of Iranian society as it began to transform itself.
Read a excerpt from Growing Up In Iran:
“I was attending a physics lecture in the Tehran Technical School auditorium that morning when the door suddenly burst open and a sergeant entered with several soldiers. The Shah granted the university a charter that guaranteed its immunity from such intrusions, but when the lecturer protested, he was simply pushed aside by the sergeant. He soon left the auditorium not wishing to get involved in whatever was going to happen.“Where is he?” the sergeant shouted. “Where is the S.O.B that shouted ‘Death to the Shah’ this morning? I know he is here! Show me where he is hiding!”The soldiers spread throughout the auditorium. We were all sitting holding our breath.” Read more.
Copies of the book will be available at Glencarlyn on Saturday for purchase. For more information, call 703-228-6548.