Harif at Limmud
Seventy years since the Arab Kristallnacht
Monday 26 December, 12.30
Almost exactly seventy years ago, a pro-Nazi
pogrom erupted in Iraq. Known as the Farhud, this traumatic event
sounded the death knell for the most ancient Jewish community of
the Diaspora; its ramifications are still with us today. We shall
be looking at two films, 'Voices of the Farhud' by David Kahtan,
who will be attending, and a TV production by the Babylonian Jewry
Heritage Center in Israel.
Presented by Lyn Julius of Harif.
The Silent Exodus
Tuesday 27 December, 6.40
The Silent Exodus film, by Pierre Rehov, deals
with an essential but neglected aspect of the Arab-Israeli conflict
by telling the forgotten story of the million Jewish refugees who
between 1946 and 1974 were forced out of the Arab world. Pierre
Rehov's 2004 film (50 minutes) was the first to examine the causes
behind their exodus and their quest for justice.
Followed by a
Q & A with Michelle Huberman of Harif.
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