Great Escapes – An evening of reminiscences

Featuring film premiere of Escape from Baghdad: Moshe Kahtan’s story

Moshe Kahtan, scion of an old and prominent Baghdad family, was the last Iraqi Jew to escape the country before the 1967 Six-Day War.

Having left Iraq in the 1950s to study in London, Moshe had to make the most difficult decision of his life and went back to Baghdad in 1965, knowing full well that as a Jew, he would be prevented from leaving again.

In this film, made by his son David, Moshe tells us of his “two years of hell” in the city of his birth, and gives a nail-biting account of his near-capture by the Iraqi navy. Moshe will be on hand to answer questions.

If you have a dramatic story to tell of how you escaped from an Arab country or Iran please come and share it with us.

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