Sunday, August 14, 2005

Holocaust Museum recognises Farhoud

The Holocaust Museum in Los Angeles and the University of California has decided to recognise the pro-Nazi Farhoud of June 1941 in which 130 Iraqi Jews were killed (other estimates put the figure as high as 169 or 179 - Ed) as 'a forgotten pogrom of the Holocaust'.

The decision was made by the Museum together with the Center for research into the Holocaust, citizenship rights and Tolerance at the University of California.

The museum and the Research Center called on all Holocaust museums and academic researchers in the Holocaust to follow suit. (With thanks: iraqijews)

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