May 12th, 1951 Jewish Refugees From Arab lands

 “…Even the 15,000 Jews (e.g. from Bagdad) 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