یک خرس ایرانی؛ سربازی برای لهستان در جنگ دوم جهانی
Wojtek (Polish: warrior bear) was originally a bear cub from Hamedan (in northwest Iran) who had been sold by a local Iranian boy to Polish troops in 1942. He was adopted by Polish soldiers who went from Iran to Europe to fight the Nazis.
Little Wojtek in Hamedan just after his adoption by Polish troops in Iran.
Wojtek soon became one of Poland’s national symbols. There is also a BBC Persian report and video on “Wojtek”-یک خرس ایرانی؛ سربازی برای لهستان در جنگ دوم جهانی-Many Poles also associate Wojtek with their positive experiences in Iran during World War Two. Readers are encouraged the read the following book by Aileen Orr published in 2010: