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Memoirs of a Baghdad Childhood depicts personal and family scenes, episodes, experiences, and impressions of the author’s early life in Baghdad. Topics include the author’s life in a newly-built house in Kutchet es-Sa’ad, his al-Azeel and al-Watani school experiences, his passion for American and British films, his merchant brothers in the Shorja market, his family’s enduring interest in Arabic music and musical instruments, observance of Sabbath and holy days, swimming lessons in the Tigris, the bustling al-Rasheed Street, trips to Kifel and Ba’quba, and delightful nights on the Jazra


The author’s childhood in Baghdad, from early 1940’s to about mid-1951, is viewed and portrayed in generally positive and happy light.

Blame for the displacement and gradual liquidation of Babylonian Jewry is put on European political Zionists and their machinations.

Memoirs of a Baghdad Childhood is an autobiographical, personal account of the author’s childhood in his beloved city of Baghdad.

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