The Forgotten Refugees – the mass exodus of Jews from Arab countries
The Forgotten Refugees is a documentary film about the mass exodus of Jews from Arab countries and Iran in the 20th century.
Expelled by persecution, many of these communities existed for over 2,500 years. Employing extensive testimony of survivors, the film recounts the history –of almost one million Jews who became refugees. Their accounts of suffering and survival, of being forced to leave behind their family’s homes, businesses, synagogues, wealth, history and identity. Contemporary footage reveals the destruction of these communities, and overwhelming evidence of the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Arab countries and North Africa.
- Toronto, March 19, 2018
- Winnipeg, March 21, 2018
Click on each link to see a PDF flyer with more details:
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