|"AFTER THE STORM."
EPOXY ON CANVAS 140 X 200
MANY JEWS SAVED THEIR LIVES BY LEAVING THEIR LOOTED
HOMES AND JUMPING FROM THEIR ROOFS TO THE
ADJOINING HOUSES OF THEIR MOSLEM FAITHFUL
NEIGHBOURS WHO PROTECTED THEM . MANY RIGHTEOUS
MOSLEMS SAVED JEWS BY PREVENTING THE RIOTERS FROM
ENTERING THEIR HOMES. OTHERS HID JEWS IN THEIR OWN
THE MASSACRE AND THE LOOTING OF HOUSES AND SHOPS
OF THE JEWS CAME TO AN END THROUGH RIGOROUS
MEASURES TAKEN BY THE REGENT ABED-AL-ILLAH AT NOON
BAGHDAD RADIO ANNOUNCED THAT THE REGENT HAS
ORDERED THE KURDISH DIVISION, WHICH REMAINED LOYAL,
TO ENTER BAGHDAD AND OPEN FIRE ON RIOTERS. THE
KURDISH DIVISION SHOT AT THE MOB MERCILESSLY AND
TOOK CONTROL OF THE CITY.
(FROM THE BOOK FASCINATING LIFE AND SENSATIONAL DEATH BY GOURJI C. BEKHOR
|THEFOLLOWING E-MAIL RECEIVED FRIDAY MARCH 31,2006.
I stumbled on your website by accident. It brought me back to memories of groing up.
I was born in Detroit, Michigan and now live in San Diego. As a child I can vividly
remember my Father talking about Iraqi Jews that lived on his street. When the Frhud
started my Grandpa told the families around him ( Jewish ) to come and stay at his house.
When my Grandpa went to work he gave a revolver to my Father and said to protect the
house and the guests.
These are the beautiful stories I remember. It's sad so much has changed.
Your pictures are beautiful.
May God Bless you.
Grandpa's name Shamaya Mansour
Father's name Hikmat Shamaya
It seems not only Moslems protected the Jews but Christians too.