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Absorption in Israel

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

Rectangular suitcase, blue colored, with a corrugated lid, on which is written in English handwriting in white colore the name: Sassoon B. Agassi.
Suitcase (Sanduk), iron, early 1950s

The Jews of Iraq, who immigrated, en masse, during the first years of the State of Israel, were forced to give up their Iraqi citizenship. They reached the young state as refugees with one suitcase, and many of them were housed in absorption camps. This interactive exhibition shows the visitor the process of the absorption of the Iraqi Jews in Israel, while emphasising the feelings of an individual adjusting to a new country.

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