75th Anniversary of the Farhud Anti-Jewish Pogrom in Iraq

(Israel Hayom) Dr. Edy Cohen - On June 1, 1941, the Farhud took place in Iraq - a pogrom against the Jews carried out by an incited, raging Muslim majority. Hundreds of Jews were murdered in Baghdad and elsewhere, and thousands more were injured. Jewish property was looted, and many homes were burned down. An Iraqi government investigation revealed that Jerusalem Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini and the Nazi Arabic-language propaganda broadcast on the radio from Berlin were the main causes behind the massacre. The writer is a research fellow at Bar-Ilan University.

2016-06-01 00:00:00

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