Conference Proceeding: Accessing the Iraqi Jewish Archive

The Iraqi Jewish Archive, a group of 2,700 books and tens of thousands of documents found in Saddam Hussein’s flooded intelligence building, came to the United States in 2003 for preservation, cataloging, and exhibition. The books and documents all relate to the Baghdadi Jewish Community. After nearly ten years, the material is now all available through an online database ensuring access. This paper will discuss the unique challenges of the collection plus the exciting discoveries of materials from the basement.