I heard a fascinating story on the radio the other day: there's a TV drama on the air in Iran right now called "Zero Degree Turn" that tells the story of the love between an Iranian-Palestinian Muslim man and a French Jewish woman in Paris during World War II. The story centers on the Iranian's attempts to help his lover and other Jews flee the Nazis and escape to safety in Tehran. The drama is currently the most popular TV show in Iran.
I had no idea, but this story is based on the true story of an Iranian man named who helped more than one thousand Jews obtain Iranian visas to escape the Nazis:
[The show's creator,] Mr. Fatthi, 48 years old, is a well-known director of historical fiction for television. In the past, his work has focused on Iranian history. But he also dabbles in comedy, winning international critical acclaim two years ago for a hit feature, "Marriage, Iranian Style."WSJ. More on Sardari, known as the "Schindler of Iran".
He says he came up with the idea for "Zero Degree Turn" four years ago as he was reading books about World War II and stumbled across literature about charge d'affaires at the Iranian embassy in Paris. Abdol Hussein Sardari saved over a thousand European Jews by forging Iranian passports and claiming they belonged to an Iranian tribe.