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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

, the last Shah of Persia, provoked demonstrations with his visit to Berlin in 1967, as a result of which the student Benno Ohnesorg was shot by a police officer on June 2nd. The Shah came to power in 1941 under pressure from the British and Soviets who had driven his father out. His rule was characterized by authoritarian politics as well as economic reforms with which he wanted to modernize the country. The brutal oppression of the people, the uncompromising persecution of intellectuals and the systematic torture of opposition members by the Savak secret service led to a general uprising in 1979, as a result of which Khomeini came to power. The Shah fled with his family to Egypt, where he was buried with a state funeral in 1980 after his death. His grave is in the Al-Rifai Mosque in Cairo.

Cyrus Reza Pahlavi, the eldest son and formally the Crown Prince of Iran, lives in the United States, in Potomac, Maryland, just outside Washington. The 46-year-old rarely appears in public, but has taken a position with a few striking interviews: He is vehemently against the mullahs' regime, but rejects outside intervention to overthrow it. Change must come from within. He demands that the western states do more to support the democratic opposition in Iran materially and ideally. In 2006, Pahlavi commented with irony and skepticism on corresponding pledges of aid by US President George W. Bush to support a “free, democratic Iran”. “That sounds fantastic, like mother's happiness and apple pie.” But “we have to wait and see how the US government will take the necessary steps in concrete terms”. A “regime change” in Tehran will make the Middle East safer. The mullahs are "the main force behind the violence in Iraq, Lebanon and Sudan". In the nuclear dispute, he stressed that Iran had the right to access nuclear technology, but was not allowed to use it to threaten other states. He is cautious about the question of a return to the monarchy. That decision must be made by the Iranian people. He personally believed that the country would be better served with a constitutional monarchy than with a republic. He was born on October 31, 1960. A year before the Islamic Revolution, he came to America in 1978 to complete his training: as a fighter pilot in Texas and at the traditional Williams College in Massachusetts and at the University of Southern California.

Farah Diba-Pahlavi was Princess Diana of the 1960s for the western rainbow press. The glamorous Persian Empress, the third wife of the last Shah of Persia after Fausia and Soraya, accompanied him on his trip to Germany in 1967 and was allowed to talk about the beauties of her country and its people in the “Neue Revue”. A little later, this challenged Ulrike Meinhoff to an open letter which began with the words "Hello, dear Mrs. Pahlavi" and accused her of being completely ignorant of the suffering of her people. Farah Diba, born in 1938 in Trabiz, Persia, comes from a family of officers. She studied architecture in Paris and married Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in ​​1959, with whom she had four children. Shortly after the trip to Germany, in October 1967, her husband crowned himself emperor and gave his wife the title of "Imperial Wife". Farah Diba-Pahlavi wrote in her "Memoirs", published in 2005, that he wanted to underline the equality of women. To this day she is loyal to her husband, whom she followed into exile. Farah Diba-Pahlavi lives alternately in the USA, France and in the Egyptian capital Cairo, where she still owns a palace. As an ambassador for the Unesco children's education program, she returned to Germany in 2001 and 2002.

Masumeh Farahnaz Pahlavi, born on March 12, 1963, is the daughter of the Shah and his wife Farah Diba. She is the elder of the imperial couple's two daughters. From 1980 to 1981 she studied at the Niavaran Special School in Tehran and at the Cairo American College. She also studied for a year at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, USA. She studied social work at Columbia University. She lives in New York and cares for sick children and the elderly.

Ali Reza Pahlavi, born on April 28, 1966, is the younger son. He would have been second in line of succession to the Iranian throne. He lives in the USA, where he studied philology at Harvard University, among other things.

Leila Pahlavi was born on March 27, 1970. She was the youngest child of the imperial couple. After the death of her father in Egypt, she returned to the USA with her family and went to school in the US state of Massachusetts. She graduated from Brown University in 1992. She remained unmarried and reportedly spent a lot of time traveling. She obviously suffered from anorexia and depression. The mother said that she suffered because she could never cope with her father's death. Farah Diba later said in an interview that Leila was a victim of the Iranian revolution. Leila was found dead on June 10, 2001 in a room at the Leonard Hotel in London, where she was a regular. It was apparently a suicide, reportedly dying of a pill overdose. She was buried in Paris in the Passy cemetery near the grave of her grandmother Ferideh Ghotbi.

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