The Jewish Exodus from Iraq, 1948-1951
In this study, Moshe Gat details how the immigration of the Jews from Iraq in effect marked the eradication of one of the oldest and most deeply-rooted Diaspora communities. He provides a background to these events and argues that both Iraqi discrimination and the actions of the Zionist underground in previous years played a part in the flight. The Denaturalization law of 1950 saw tens of thousands of Jews registering for emigration, and a bomb thrown at a synagogue in 1951 accelerated the exodus.
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1 The Socioeconomic Conditions of the Jewish Community
2 The Jewish Community in the Independent Iraqi State
3 Iraq Changes its Official Policy towards the Jewish Community
A Turning Point for the Jewish Community
5 The Legislation on Jewish Emigration
6 Organizing the Exodus
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