Everything had changed for Avram Dehpour in 1979, the year
of the Iranian Revolution. In one of the many letters
that he wrote from abroad to his friends and family,
Avram admitted: “Many troubles have fallen on my head all
at once owing to the situation.” The letter is carefully
worded and does not refer to the Revolution – and the
same goes for the rest of his correspondence. If Avram
appeared in his letters to show surprisingly little concern at
what was happening in Iran it must be remembered that
he knew his letters were being censored by the authorities.
Paraphrases from the article “Frederic Chopin: Musical Genius in Political Exile” by Peter Lekarev.