MONUMENTAL AND EXHAUSTIVELY DOCUMENTED. Monumental in scope, Edwin Black’s new book The Farhud sheds light on the under-researched, 14-century-long confrontation between the Caliphate and the Jewish communities, and offers new exhaustively documented details of exactly how the Pan-Arabist and Jihadist movement of the Levant, led by the Mufti of Jerusalem, al-Husseini, partnered with the Nazis during the darkest days of the Holocaust.
–Walid Phares, Fox News Terrorism Analyst, author, Future Jihad
PROFOUND. INSIGHTFUL. Following the precedent set by his earlier works on vital issues, Edwin Black has produced another profound, insightful work of historic and contemporary significance. In The Farhud, Black presents well-documented truths about Arab–Nazi collaboration during the Holocaust. It will shed new light on the discussion of the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli conflict. This book fills a long-standing gap in our understanding of the terrible events of 70 years ago and their continuing impact on today’s Middle East.
– Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
MASSIVE. A massive undertaking, Edwin Black has written in a captivating style a tremendous volume, with insight, clear presentation, and objective research, that will change the understanding of the Mideast story and the Arab-Israeli relationship, for generations and generations to come.
– Shmuel Moreh, co-editor of Al-Farhud: the 1941 Pogrom in Iraq, Israel Prize Laureate, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, & Chairman, Academic Council of Babylonian Jewry
The Nazis needed oil. The Arabs wanted the Jews and the British out of Palestine and Iraq. The Mufti of Jerusalem forged a far-ranging alliance with Hitler resulting in the June 1941 Farhud, a Nazi-style pogrom in Baghdad that set the stage for the devastation and expulsion of the Iraqi Jews and ultimately almost a million Jews across the Arab world. The Farhud was the beginning of what became a broad Nazi-Arab alliance in the Holocaust.
This book set off a worldwide movement to remember the Farhud. In 2015, the author and a group he organized proclaimed International Farhud Day at a live global UN event. International Farhud Day is now observed across the world on June 1–2. The author has been invited to ceremonies in the Congress, the British Parliament, the European Parliament, and the Knesset.
The Farhud is available from Amazon, Amazon-CA, Amazon-UK, B&N, and other fine booksellers worldwide. Investigative journalist and historian Edwin Black is the author of Banking on Baghdad, BP and the Redline Agreement, The Farhud, Financing the Flames, IBM and the Holocaust, Internal Combustion, Nazi Nexus, The Plan, The Transfer Agreement, War Against the Weak, and a 1999 novel, Format C: