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May 12, 1951 Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries – Iraq

Jewish Refugees“…Even the 15,000 Jews (e.g. From Iraq) choosing to remain here have great doubts about their future. Some nationalist politicians have been peddling the slogan: ‘nationalize oil and denationalize all the Jews…’

“Because of the ‘freeze’ law, a Jew cannot take a cent with him in cash. He is permitted to take only clothing. Nothing else, not even a family heirloom, can leave the country.

“There are several open-air markets where the remnants of Jewish home life are hawked each afternoon at a small percent of their value.”

Source: Associated Press May 12th, 1951

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