Iraqi Pogrom of 1941: A Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the Farhud
An evening of history, testimony and remembering.
On 1 June 1941 a Nazi-inspired pogrom took place in Baghdad, Iraq. At least 170 Jews were murdered. This gruseome chapter of the Second World War, known as the Farhud, is not that well known, at least among Ashkenazi communities, and so to mark the 80th anniversary of the pogrom, the United Synagogue is hosting this special programme hosted by Woodside Park’s Edwin Shuker who was born in Baghdad.
The programme features witness testimonies, a message and a prayer from Rabbi Joseph Dweck, Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community and an interview with Dr David Kheder Bassoon, chair of the Iraqi Association of Jewish Academics.
Originally broadcast on 1 June 2021
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