The Washington Post has a poignant article about the Iraqi Jewish Archive and its planned return to the anti-Semitic Government of Iraq after a $3 million restoration courtesy of the US Taxpayer.
One wonders whether the same ardent repatriationists who have demanded its return will monitor the Iraqi Government's treatment of the archive with the anywhere near the same vigor they have shown in criticizing the US Government's actions, which after all, saved the archive from oblivion.
And will the archive be cared for by the Iraqis on its return? Will it remain available so scholars? CPO tends to doubt it as do many of those who have already posted comments to the Washington Post article.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Iraqi Jewish Archive To Be Returned to Uncertain Future
Posted by Cultural Property Observer at 6:54 AM
Labels: Iraq, Iraqi artifacts, Repatriation, Torah Scrolls
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