Join us to hear a different story of survival from Latif Jiji, an Iraqi Jew who will share the experience of Jews in Iraq during the time of the Holocaust.
He’ll speak about how his family, and the larger Iraqi Jewish community, was impacted by the Farhud (the pogrom against the Jewish community of Baghdad in June of 1941). He’ll also discuss the pillage of Jewish-owned stores in Basra, the exiling of the Jews from Iraq, and the effects of Nazi influence on the community who had called Iraq home for millennia.
You’ll also hear more about UJA’s work helping vulnerable Holocaust survivors and elderly individuals in need during the current pandemic.
Third Generation Holocaust Survivors & Supporters (Third Gen) offers meaningful, year-round programming for grandchildren of Holocaust survivors as well as other young professionals who are passionate about Holocaust remembrance and education.
Latif was born in Basra, Iraq, where he attended public schools through high school. He left Iraq in 1947 to pursue higher education, graduating from MIT, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Michigan. He taught engineering from 1954 to 2014 at the University of Toledo, New York University, and The City College of New York.
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