20 Feb 2019

Keynote Address by Senior Rabbi Dweck at the Memorial to Mark 50 Years since the Baghdad Hangings

Senior Rabbi Dweck addressed hundreds of people last night when we marked the 50th anniversary since the Baghdad Hangings hosted by the S&P Sephardi Community of the UK.

The public hanging (reportedly witnessed by 500,000 people) of 9 Jews in 1969 was the grim start of a process that continued for several years, leaving at least another 34 people missing, hanged, killed in prison or slaughtered in their homes.