Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Remembering lost Baghdad

Jacob Landau writes a review of Nissim Rejwan's latest work, The last Jews of Baghdad: Remembering a lost homeland, for the Jerusalem Post.

"In recent years, several memoirs by Jews from Iraq have been published in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

Most of the authors were in their seventies when they started writing, and one may surmise that they wished to record their stories for family and others while their memories were still fresh.

One the most poignant of these accounts is that of Nissim Rejwan, covering his life and work in Iraq until 1951 when, together with many others, he immigrated to Israel. Read article in full

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