Rod Bryant and Jerry Gordon interviewed Dr. Harold Rhode while he was in Macedonia lecturing on the Iraqi Jewish archives and the importance of Jewish identity. Rhode was able with both Iraqi opposition and Washington connections to miraculously retrieve the Iraqi Jewish archives found in the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters in Baghdad in 2003 that were eventually and wonderfully restored by the US National Archives and Records Agency. The archives are awaiting a Trump White House decision to determine whether the Archives remain in the US or go to Israel, instead of Iraq.Dr. Harold Rhode has been involved with the archives from the beginning. I have mentioned him in this connection here, here, here, and here.
For other past posts on the Iraqi Jewish Archives, start here and follow the many, many links
Visit PaleoJudaica daily for the latest news on ancient Judaism and the biblical world.