November 2013 - Polish Jewish Programs in November
- Published on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:43
U.S.A. More on the Iraqi Artifacts Exhibit at National Archives
- Published on Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:04
U.S.A. To Return Jewish Archives to Iraq; U.S.A. National Archives Exhibit on Iraqi Archives
- Published on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 14:57
It was announced that the Obama Administration has agreed to return the Jewish archives taken and brought to the United States after the US entered Iraq in 2003. At one time there were 350,000 Jews in Iraq ( in the 1940’s-) today there are no more Jews in Iraq—many fled prior to and due to Saddam Hussein. After Israel became a state in 1948, martial law was declared in Iraq and many Jews left in the mass exodus in 1950-51. Almost all of those who remained behind left by the 1970s. They were not allowed to take much with them. When fleeing, their artifacts and those of historical significance were left behind. Read more.