Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage Exhibition
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Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage

January 29th - April 29th, 2018

The Breman Museum will open a new exhibition, Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage. The exhibition details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq. Recovered from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, these materials have been painstakingly preserved by the National Archives. This exhibition tells the remarkable story of the Iraqi Jewish experience and provides a vivid and unparalleled record of Baghdad’s Jewish communal life from the end of the Ottoman era to the early 1970s. In both English and Arabic, the 2,000 square foot exhibition features 23 recovered original artifacts and a “behind the scenes” video of the preservation process.

'City Lights' Interview with Ghila Sanders on Discovery & Recovery

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This exhibition was created by the National Archives, Washington, DC, with generous support from the U.S. Department of State.

Support for this exhibition’s installation at the Breman Museum was provided by:
Arlene and Morris Horesh
Dennis Schuman Charitable Foundation

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