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An Iranian Jewish woman walks past the graves of Polish Jews who died in Iran during and after the Second World War

This article was first published in the July 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine 

Behind the Jala photography shop in Isfahan, Iran stands an old outbuilding. It is filled with boxes of glass negatives taken by Abdolqasem Jala, a brilliant photographer in the middle of the 20th century. The plates, surprisingly intact, include portraits of Polish people who found refuge here during the Second World War.

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