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The Demons of the Farhud Pogrom are With Us Still.

Salim Fattal was just eleven when the two-day Baghdad pogrom known as the Farhud erupted on Shavuot (Pentecost) 74 years ago, yet its memory is engraved deep in his soul. Despite the passage of time, the shrieks and wails of the pogrom’s 179 Jewish victims still echo in his ears. …

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Was the ‘Farhud’ Really a Nazi Event?

  Last week was the 73rd anniversary of a cataclysmic event in the tragic annals of Iraq’s Jews: the outbreak, on June 1-2, 1941, of the Farhud. The Farhud – a Kurdish word meaning “violent dispossession”  –  erupted at the peak of World War ll. During two days of rioting coinciding with …

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