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Full Circle Saul Silas Fathi

Full Circle

Saul Silas Fathi

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ISBN : 9781413494587
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636 pages
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Full Circle, Escape from Baghdad and the Return chronicles a prosperous Iraqi Jewish familys escape from persecution, through the journey of one family member, a young boy, who witnesses public hangings and the 1941 Krystalnacht (Farhood) inMoreFull Circle, Escape from Baghdad and the Return chronicles a prosperous Iraqi Jewish familys escape from persecution, through the journey of one family member, a young boy, who witnesses public hangings and the 1941 Krystalnacht (Farhood) in Baghdad. After a dangerous escape from Iraq as part of a Sephardic Schindlers List, this ten-year-old begins a lifelong search for meaning and his place in the world. This journey takes him to the fledgling nation of Israel, then to Brazil, and eventually to the United States. This chronicle strives to explore questions of meaning such as: Does hardship taint the lure of adventure for any young man? What sustains hope? Does a persecuted Jew ever feel at home anywhere? This young mans journey and subsequent identity crisis interfaces with historical happenings in the world and brings an understanding of the culture and contributions of Sephardic Jews. There has been much written about the Jewish population in Germany and Europe and what they suffered, but little about Sephardic Jews who have also been persecuted in other countries, especially in Iraq, a country of which Americans have some familiarity, but know very little about.