I would like to thank you for the opportunity that
you gave me to tell my story at your magazine (issue
I was shocked of what I read at your magazine ‘issue
no. 9 Jan/Feb 1973, under The Baghdad Hangings by
G.C.B. “One of the prisoners, Jack Atrakchi,
was forced to lie on the ground and a truck was driven
over him which crushed him into paste, before the
eyes of other victims. Thus the authorities could
obtain any ‘confession’ they desired.”
I know it is about thirty years since you published
this article. My question is: who is G.C.B, and where
can I find more information of what happened there?
This is the first time I hear this story.
Son of Jack (Jacob) Atrakchi, of Blessed Memory Israel
G.C.B. is Gourji C Bekhor (deceased) who published
a book called “Fascinating Life and Sensational
We have passed your request onto his daughter, Carmen
Gabra, who will take up this matter.
Charly Atrakchi’s reply:
Thank you for your e-mail. I will try to find this
book here in Israel.
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