REMINISCENCE
THE SATAN AT THE DOOR
"AFTER THE STORM."
EPOXY ON CANVAS 140 X 200

MANY JEWS SAVED THEIR LIVES BY LEAVING
THEIR LOOTED HOMES AND JUMPING FROM
THEIR ROOFS TO THE ADJOINING HOUSES OF
THEIR MOSLEM FAITHFUL NEIGHBOURS WHO
PROTECTED THEM . MANY RIGHTEOUS MOSLEMS
SAVED JEWS BY PREVENTING THE RIOTERS
FROM ENTERING THEIR HOMES. OTHERS HID
JEWS IN THEIR OWN HOUSES.

THE MASSACRE AND THE LOOTING OF HOUSES
AND SHOPS OF THE JEWS CAME TO AN END
THROUGH RIGOROUS MEASURES TAKEN BY THE
REGENT ABED-AL-ILLAH AT NOON MONDAY.

BAGHDAD RADIO ANNOUNCED THAT THE
REGENT HAS ORDERED THE KURDISH DIVISION,
WHICH REMAINED LOYAL, TO ENTER BAGHDAD
AND OPEN FIRE ON RIOTERS. THE KURDISH
DIVISION SHOT AT THE MOB MERCILESSLY AND
TOOK CONTROL OF THE CITY.

(FROM THE BOOK FASCINATING LIFE AND
SENSATIONAL DEATH BY GOURJI C. BEKHOR
PAGE 90-91)                   

THEFOLLOWING E-MAIL RECEIVED FRIDAY
MARCH 31,2006.

I stumbled on your website by accident. It brought
me back to memories of groing up.

I was born in Detroit, Michigan and now live in San
Diego. As a child I can vividly remember my Father
talking about Iraqi Jews that lived on his street.
When the Frhud started my Grandpa told the
families around him ( Jewish ) to come and stay at
his house. When my Grandpa went to work he gave
a revolver to my Father and said to protect the
house and the guests.

These are the beautiful stories I remember. It's sad
so much has changed.

Your pictures are beautiful.

May God Bless you.

Sincerly,

Hytham Mansour

Grandpa's name Shamaya Mansour
Father's name Hikmat Shamaya

It seems not only Moslems protected the Jews but
Christians too.  

( MY FRIEND YEHISKEL KANET " IHSSAN YOUSSEF " TOLD ME
THAT HE AND HIS FAMILY WERE AMONG THOSE WHO WERE
PROTECTED BY SHAMAYA MANSOUR, " NICKED NAMED ABU
EL BATIKHA  BECAUSE HE USED TO MANUFACTURE
FURNITURE " .