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Pur-Shoja, Amir

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
Mahnaz Afkhami
Place
Bethesda, Maryland
Date
December 12, 1990 and January 10, 1991
Condition
Open
Language
Persian
Content
Interviewee Details
Mohammad Reza Shah's Personal Valet, 1956-1980.
Abstract
Recollections of childhood; memories of father's service in the retinue of Reza Shah; early schooling; on joining the staff of the imperial court; recollections of the marriage of the Shah to Queen Farah; service in the personal staff of the Queen; service as personal valet of the Shah; on the Shah's daily routines and personal habits; on the Shah's mannerisms and mode of interaction with his staff; recollections of the Shah during the revolutionary period; reminiscences of the Shah's life in exile; on the Shah's illness and recollections of circumstances surrounding his death; an evaluation of the Shah's personality and characteristics.

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