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Escaping Farhud: The Joseph Samuels Story

Escaping Farhud: The Joseph Samuels Story

Update: 2021-07-22
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Sometimes the best way to convey the weight of history is to read the words of just one person who lived it.



In this special episode of History Impossible, we'll be looking at the life of Joseph Samuels, whose incredible journey and profound resilience throughout his 90 plus years on this planet deserved examination. From the dusty streets of Baghdad, where he escaped the first and worst massacre of Iraqi Jewish history as a boy, to his dangerous flight to the new Jewish home of Israel, to his search for meaning in his life and his discovery of love and success that took him from Jerusalem to Montreal and finally to Los Angeles. And despite all the horror that haunted his childhood as he escaped the Farhud, he never once took life for granted and was always grateful for his good fortune.



As Samuels himself wrote in his memoir, "Make your life your own chain of miracles."



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Escaping Farhud: The Joseph Samuels Story

Escaping Farhud: The Joseph Samuels Story

Alexander von Sternberg