December 10, 2013

The Iraqi Jewish archive: Should the U.S. send it back?

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Workers attempted to dry the books and documents found in Iraq in 2003 by placing them outdoors. Photo courtesy of Harold Rhode via US National Archives and Records Administration

Workers attempted to dry the books and documents found in Iraq in 2003 by placing them outdoors. Photo courtesy of Harold Rhode via US National Archives and Records Administration

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WASHINGTON (RNS) A rare exhibit at the National Archives on the Mall raises thorny questions about the ultimate disposition of a trove of books and documents found in the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters 10 years ago.