Focus on Survivors' Involvement

"Their burnt eyes and their coughs express their suffering more eloquently than any words"

While visiting the Hiroshima Peace Museum the founders of the Tehran Peace Museum realized the necessity of involving the victims of war in the creation of the museum. Only these individuals could provide credible accounts of the harsh realities of war and their correlating desire for peace.


The most moving, enthusiastic and relevant of these war survivors emerged as the Iranian victims of Saddam's chemical weapons attacks, the majority of whom were already volunteers in the Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support (SCWVS). This group of victims has proved to be extremely passionate about sharing their stories and serving as living monuments to the atrocities of war.