Iraqi Jewish Archive
2000 books and tens of thousands of documents pertaining to the Iraqi Jewish community were found damaged in the basement of Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters in 2003. NARA’s Iraqi Jewish Archive preservation team is very busy stabilizing, conserving, boxing and digitizing these intriguing items. The project is funded by the Department of State. In the fall the digitized images will be accessible for free online.
Conservator Katherine Kelly is piecing together document fragments.
Photo by Richard Schneider.
Don’t forget to take a peek at The Washington Post article about the Iraqi Jewish Archive!