photos of shah family in years of Exile

Since the shah went into his peripatetic exile, both his supporters and his foes have tried to rewrite the history of his rule. The former portray him as an enlightened modernizer and reformer, the latter as a villainous dictator “worse then Hitler.” There is no doubt that the shah was an autocrat, who, in his later years, would not tolerate opposition and presided over a police state that employed systematic torture and executions.