Below is an Excerpt from my own personal account of migration d
hadieh, S. (Female) Age of Departure: 13
"This is the last picture taken of me
and my brother with our friends at the
base of the mountains in Azerbaijan,
before the 1979 Cultural Revolution of
Iran. I am the girl in the yellow
turtle neck and my brother is the boy
next to the older girl with the
headdress. My family and I left Iran in
1983 for a two week vacation to
Austria, one of the few countries to
give tourist visa to Iranian nationals.
We packed our bags with two weeks worth
of summer clothes and left our home to
the care of my grandparents."