|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
In Brief ...
In one of the poorest Baghdad's quarters, where sewage flows right along the streets and heaps of garbage are scattered everywhere, live the last of those who once belonged to one of most prosperous communities of Jewish Diaspora.
50 years ago 350 thousand Jews resided in Iraq. Now there are 38 Jews left in its capital. Basra may boast of one elderly Jewish woman. In Mosul and Amar, where Jews resided for over two thousand years, there is not a trace of their communities at all.