26 2017

"The Forgotten Refugees", film about Jews from Arab lands with speaker

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

JCC Library 4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 90237
8582322445 rheller8@gmail.com

Contact Rita Heller

This 49-minute documentary explores the history, culture, and forced exodus of Middle Eastern and North African Jewish communities in the second half of the 20th century. Using extensive testimony of refugees from Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, and Morocco, the film weaves personal stories with dramatic archival footage of rescue missions, historic images of exodus and resettlement, and analyses by contemporary scholars to tell the story of how and why the Jewish population in the Middle East and North Africa declined from one million in 1945 to several
thousand today. We will also have Dan Mahni speak and answer questions. He personally suffered persecution in Baghdad and was able to flee to Israel.

T.E.A.M. (TRAINING AND EDUCATION ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST) is offering this informative program at no charge - open to the public. We all need to know our collective history. 

Sponsor: T.E.A.M.