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  • proper n. A pogrom against the Jews in Baghdad, Iraq in 1941.


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Arabic الفرهود‎


  • The two days of terror are known in Iraq as the Farhud, the Arabic word for pillaging or looting an enemy.

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  • The word Farhud denotes the breakdown of law and order, where life and property are in peril.

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  • Jews were treated tolerantly by the Moslems and, while abuses (such as hooliganism, snatching of men's fez caps and even murders) had been recorded from time to time, the Farhud is the only sad event of sizable magnitude.

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  • The Nazi pogrom of June 1941, known as the Farhud, was the Iraqi Jews 'very own Kristallnacht

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  • The "Farhud" dramatically undermined the confidence of all Iraqi Jewry and, like the

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  • In the "Farhud," 179 Jews of both sexes and all ages were killed, 242 children were left orphans, and 586 businesses were looted, 911 buildings housing more than 12,000 people were pillaged.

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  • But the shadow of the "Farhud" continued to hover for years.

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  • Sun, 2009-03-08 08: 41, since the 1920's under Hitler 'buddy the Islamic Arab leader the infamous MUFTI (Haj Amin Al-Husseini, who led the racist Arab massacre on Jews in Hebron 1929 and in Iraq' Farhud '

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  • And I wonder if you have ever heard of the Farhud, the breakdown of law and order, in Baghdad in June 1941.

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  • I have since looked into “Farhud” on Wikipedia, which says:

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