Thursday, August 15, 2013
Do the Right Thing
It appears from reading the Washington Post article about the proposed return of the "Jewish Archive" to Iraq that many of the artifacts are in fact personal in nature. If so, shouldn't the US State Department and its Cultural Heritage Center be required to make images of the archive available to families of displaced Jews and give them an opportunity to claim what is rightfully theirs before such material is repatriated? Who has better title, a successor government to those which hounded these people out of the country that had been their home for generation upon generation or the families themselves?