A Special Art Project Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Mass Immigration from Iraq

Orly Baher Levy Museum Curator (Blog No. 1) On March 9, 1950, the Waiver of Citizenship Law (Tasqit) was promulgated in the official gazette of Iraq - al-Waqiya al-Iraqiya - under which Iraqi Jews were allowed to leave their country legally and emigrate to Israel. The condition was that they relinquish all their property and waive their Iraqi citizenship. As a consequence, Iraqi Jews were forced to leave their homeland and become refugees, holding a laissez-passer for one-way travel and a single suitcase per person that could weigh no more than 30 kilograms. I am pleased to announce that exactly 70 years later, on Monday, March 9, 2020, we launched a special art project that we have been wor

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