In this very short study built up on Armenian archive collections, L. Malekian, of the Islamic ‘Free’ University of Tehran, reconstructs some demographic parameters of the Armenian migrants from Iran during the mass repatriation of 1946-7. She notably manages to assess the strong adult male majority of this population of 23,489 persons, and its geographical origin in Iran (a relative majority of people from the west of the Isfahan Region ― notably from the famous Fereydan district ―, and the remaining part from Arak and Azerbaijan). L. Malekian also briefly evokes the multiple hardships that it had to face in the disastrous post-war economic conditions, some being even exposed to Stalinist repression.

The Redaction
CER: II-3.3.D-227