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Return Of ‘Stolen’ Jewish Trove From Iraq Fueling Anger

On eve of D.C. exhibit, community wants ‘illegally expropriated’ material to remain in Jewish hands in U.S.

10/16/2013
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The treasure trove of materials tells the story of the rich history of Iraqi Jews, stretching back 2,500 years to Babylonia. There are Torah parchments, a Hebrew Bible with commentaries from 1568, a Babylonian Talmud from 1793 and a Passover Haggadah from 1902.

Jewish trove found in an Iraqi government building. Photo courtesy Harold Rhode

Iraqi Jews Struggle To Keep Their Artifacts In U.S.

10/09/2013
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Returning Jewish books and objects to the Iraqi government, as the United States is supposed to do according to a 2003 agreement, would be like giving Jewish property looted to the Nazis back to Germany.

The Iraqi government has promised to display Jewish objects among other national treasures. Getty Images

U.S. Recruited More ex-Nazis Than Thought, New Report Claims

12/12/2010

(JTA) -- The United States recruited ex-Nazis and collaborators and helped them avoid prosecution in larger numbers than previously known, according to newly declassified documents.

The documents were released Dec. 10 in a 110-page government report published by the National Archives, according to The New York Times.

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