Special Event: Edwin Black on the 80th Anniversary of the Farhud at Congregation Ohav Zedek

Hundreds of innocent men, women, and children were brutally attacked, their homes and shops burned, in the heinous June 1–2, 1941, Arab-Nazi pogrom in Baghdad. This was the beginning of the end of Iraqi Jewry. Farhud means “violent dispossession.” But could it happen again—even in the US?

The event was hosted by Congregation Ohav Zedek of Wilkes-Barre with Temple Israel and the Jewish Community Alliance, plus Beth Shalom Scranton, Sons of Israel, Kesher Israel, and others. There was a live reception with refreshments at Ohav Zedek for the big-screen event.


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Autographed copies of The Farhud: Roots of The Arab-Nazi Alliance in the Holocaust are available from Edwin Black; paperbacks and ebooks are available from Amazon and B&N.

Visit the Farhud History and Commemorations page for background on the 1941 massacre and information about International Farhud Day.