Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage
The U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum will host an opening ceremony for its newest temporary exhibit, Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage, on July 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit details the dramatic recovery of over 2,700 historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq by 16 U.S. Army Soldiers from Mobile Exploitation Team Alpha in May 2003. The Soldiers discovered the cache of cultural material while searching the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters in Baghdad. In addition, the exhibit showcases the National Archives and Records Administration’s ongoing work in support of U.S. Government efforts to preserve these materials. Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage is presented in partnership with the National Archives and is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through September 22, 2019.
This exhibition was created by the National Archives and Records Administration, with generous support from the U.S. Department of State. More information is available at www.archives.gov and www.ija.archives.gov.