International Farhud Remembrance Day 2024

Today, we observe International Farhud Remembrance Day.

Are arson, murder, and riots coming here—this summer? On this day, we remember the horrific Arab-Nazi pogrom inflicted on the Jewish citizens of Baghdad and other Iraqi cities on June 1–2,1941—The Farhud. This violent dispossession was the beginning of the Nazi-style process of persecution and exclusion that would conclude with the expulsion of the Jews and the end of the 2,700-year-old Iraqi Jewish community. Yossie Hollander, Rabbi Elie Abadie, Sheldon Freilich, and Juda Engelmayer join Edwin to ask whether and when—and where—the next murderous riot might come to America.