Alan Yentob uncovers the fascinating history of the disappearing Jewish community in Baghdad.
Did you know that at the start of the 20th century Jewish people made up more than one third of the population of Baghdad? Alan Yentob, himself an Iraqi Jew, has been uncovering this hidden history.
Only seven Jewish people remain in Baghdad today. They were an integral part of the community, living peacefully with Arab neighbours. Alan speaks to people who remember a life in Baghdad characterised by integration, religious diversity and colourful traditions and we hear from those who remember the community’s traumatic final days.
6th December 2011, BBC Radio 4