The Jews of Iraq exhibition
From The Jewish Museum
Dear Mr Dangoor
Now that By the Rivers of Babylon – The story
of the Jews of Iraq has closed, I am writing to thank
you for your support of this exciting exhibition.
Response to the exhibition was overwhelming and
the accompanying education, public talks and events
programmes was sold out and clearly appreciated. The
critical response was also extremely positive and
I enclose a selection of reviews that the exhibition
received. We also had several radio interviews for
various programmes, such as BBC World Service –
Reporting Religion and Outlook, DeutscheWelle Radio,
As I believe you know, such an exhibition had not
been seen in Britain before, and many people commented
that it has been a rare privilege to show the long
and distinguished history of the Iraqi Jewish community.
More importantly the exhibition has been turned into
a travelling exhibition and its first venue is the
Jewish Museum Manchester.
Your collaboration and generosity contributed greatly
to the success of the exhibition and increased knowledge
and awareness of the heritage and achievements of
this little known yet exceptional community.
Many thanks again, and every good wish.
By the Rivers of Babylon, the exhibition on the
Jews of Iraq at the Jewish Museum evoked a great interest
and much appreciation in the national press, with
lengthy reports and pictures.
Following are some of the publications that reported
The London Times
TLS – The Times Literary Supplement
London Jewish News
Ham & High – Hampstead & Highgate Express
The Daily Telegraph
BSN British Satellite News
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