From Baghdad to Kansas City: Treasures of Jewish life in Iraq to be presented at National Archives in cooperation with MCHE
- Written by Barbara Bayer, Editor
For the third time, the National Archives at Kansas City is partnering with the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education to bring a unique and educational project to Kansas City. “Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage” details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters and the National Archives’ ongoing work in support of U.S. government efforts to preserve these materials. It opens at the National Archives, located at 400 W. Pershing Road in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 18, and continues through Aug. 15. Viewing hours for the exhibition, which is free and open to the public, are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. MCHE will present a benefit event on Wednesday evening, June 10.