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The Strangers We Became

Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm
Contact: Peggy Kurtz
Phone: 718.268.5011 ext 151
Email: [email protected]


Cynthia Kaplan Shamash

Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews

$5 suggested donation for members / $8 suggested donation for non-members

As we struggle with the question of political refugees, Cynthia Kaplan Shamash’s story makes real the personal struggles of the refugees, themselves.  As Iraqi Jews, Cynthia Kaplan Shamash’s family tried to escape Iraq in 1963, but they were captured and jailed for five weeks.  When they were eventually able to flee, they struggled to start over and fit in, in one country after another.


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