An ILLUSTRATED TALK BY LYN JULIUS
The US government is getting ready to send back to Iraq a trove of Jewish documents and books, found in the flooded basement of the Iraqi secret police headquarters in 2003, and shipped out to Washington DC for restoration. Many Iraqi Jews in Israel and the West are furious: to send back the trove is “like sending looting art back to the Nazis”. Or is the archive part of Iraq’s heritage? Lyn Julius will tell the extraordinary story of the archive and the arguments for and against its return.