JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More on the Iraqi Jewish Archives Being Reclaimed #general


Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

Following is more information on the Iraqi Jewish Archives found in 2003
and Iraq now requesting they be returned to them.

Randy Herschaft, Newsperson, investigative researcher, AP, who worked on the
original story sent me information on the original story site, found at:
http://tinyurl.com/ybu9mz3. He has advised me that not included in the story is:
"a ring binder with 'vital records' including birth certificates, etc." contained
in the Dec. 2008 National Archives report titled "Iraqi Jewish Archive Preservation
Project Report on Initial Part of Phase II". The report was obtained by the
Associated Press via a Freedom of Information Act request.

Following my initial post, Marlene Bishow, immediate past president of the JGS
Greater Washington wrote to me and advised me that Harold Rhode (former President
of JGSGW) led the group that pulled the materials >from the basement and brought
them to the US. For more information on the materials being "saved" see:
https://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IRAQ/mela/IraqiJewishArchiveReport.htm

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS, Director-at-large and
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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