Farhud memories: Baghdad's 1941 slaughter of the Jews
02-Jun-2011 (2 comments)

On 1 June 1941, a Nazi-inspired pogrom erupted in Baghdad, bringing to an end more than two millennia of peaceful existence for the city's Jewish minority. Some Jewish children witnessed the bloodshed, and retain vivid memories 70 years later.

Steve Acre witnessed the bravery of his Muslim landlord from a palm tree

Heskel Haddad, an 11-year-old boy was finishing a festive meal and preparing to celebrate the Jewish festival of Shavuot, oblivious to the angry mob that was about to take over the city.

Thousands of armed Iraqi Muslims were on the rampage, with swords, knives and guns.

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Thanks for the Story Darius!

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I did not know about this particular event.

In Iran, I went to a Jewish school called Etefag (in Tehran). There was a synagouge inside which belonged to Iraqi Jews. Many of them had also emigrated to Iran after these events and after 1948 and are Iraqi/Persian Jews these days. I have a few friends who are persian but their parents are actually Iraqi.

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