Iran Campaign Reunites Brothers – One in British Army, One with Soviet

A dramatic story of how two brothers separated for twenty years were reunited when the combined Soviet-British troops occupied Iran appears today in Hamashkif, Hebrew daily newspaper.

The two Krafoff brothers were separated when their parents fled from Russia after the Revolution taking with them the younger son, while the elder remained in the Soviet Union. The parents took the younger boy to Berlin where they lived until the advent of Hitler forced them once more to flee, this time to Palestine. Here the boy enlisted in the British army and was sent to Iran with the expeditionary force that occupied that country.

When the British forces met the Russians the latter staged a party during which one of the Russian soldiers started to sing an old song. The younger Krafoff brother vaguely remembered the song and joined in the singing. He was immediately recognized by his older brother who had remained in the Soviet Union, became an engineer, and was in Iran with the Soviet forces. A joyful reconciliation took place.

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