The End of Iraqi Jewry
The Jews enjoyed a 2600-year legacy in Iraq, one that predates Arabs and Islam in that country by a thousand years. But in a twelve-month campaign beginning in March 1951, 120,000 Jews—nearly all of the community—was expelled penniless to Israel. Their assets—billions were seized. The beginning of the end actually began a decade earlier on June 1, 1941. What happened? This article first appeared in the New York Jewish Press, based on a chapter from Banking on Baghdad, and was then syndicated to several dozen Jewish newspapers, which ran the article in a variety of lengths and formats; then the article was re-syndicated to the general media.
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