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Jews Around the World: Baghdad, Iraq


Mon, 11/19/2018 - 18:30

Film: Farewell Baghdad

Farewell Baghdad describes the last days of the Jewish community of Baghdad, during the early 1950s, before virtually all of it was airlifted to the young State of Israel. The movie vividly shows the conditions of life and internal political divisions among members of the oldest Jewish Diaspora community, as well as their relationship with their Muslim neighbors and the royal Hashemite regime. The movie is also the first ever to feature the Judeo-Arabic language that was spoken by Jews in Baghdad. Introduction by Prof. Gil Ribak before the film.



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