Surviving the Farhud: The Holocaust in Iraq
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Meaning "violent dispossession," the Farhud was motivated by pro-German sentiment and Nazi influence and resulted in the murder, looting, and rape of Baghdadi Jews during the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. Joseph Samuels, author of "Beyond the Rivers of Babylon," was 10 years old when the mob assaulted his community and his home. Joseph will share his family's story of survival, his subsequent escape from Iraq, and the history of Mizrahi Jews. Presented in partnership with JIMENA, this program is part of our Sephardic & Mizrahi Stories series exploring Sephardic and Mizrahi culture, history, and experiences.
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