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September 23, 1948 Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries – Iraq

The Outbreak of the Pogrom (Farhud) of June 1941 in BaghdadUnder a new law making all Zionist activity punishable by execution, Iraq’s wealthiest Jews, Shafiq Ades, was arrested on charges of aiding the Zionist cause, sentenced, and hung.  In addition, Ades was fined $20,000,000, collectible from his estate.

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