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  • Joseph Samuels: Exposing crime against Iraqi Jews

    By Karmel Melamed

    January 5, 2015 | 4:32 pm

    His voice cracking with emotion, his eyes welling with tears, Joseph Samuels, 84 and a retired Jewish real estate developer, recalled the pogrom’s angry Muslim mobs in Baghdad that his Iraqi family and the Jewish community there faced during the Holocaust. Known as the “Farhud,”...
  • Drive Seeks Airing of Sephardic Holocaust

    By Tom Tugend

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Thirteen-year old Maurice Zekaria was peeking through the window curtains of his house in central Baghdad and saw Iraqi men dragging two Jewish girls by their hair down the street, attacking Jewish men with axes and hammers and heavy smoke rising from torched Jewish businesses and...