Special Event: Edwin Black on the Farhud for Project Witness
Edwin Black brings brings an important part of the Holocaust to light: the Farhud (violent dispossession), two days of frightful violence, looting, and murder visited on the Jews of Baghdad and other Iraqi cities on Shauvot of 1941, June 1–2. Based on his book of the same name.
The Holocaust is often perceived as a primarily European phenomenon, and the travails of the Jews of the Middle East and North Africa are often forgotten. Project Witness is helping change that with its program for educators, “The Untold Plight: The Sephardic Communities in the Holocaust.”