Baghdad

Returning to Baghdad to find my Jewish identity

Edwin Shuker returned to Baghdad after being forced to flee Iraq more than 40 years ago
Theresa May has announced that the UK will spend another £10 million supporting the Iraqi government. She is the first British prime minister to visit Iraq since 2008. 

From the invasion and the fall of Saddam Hussein, to the rise of the Islamic State Group, Iraq's recent history has been violent and traumatic.

Edwin Shuker was one of thousands of Jews who made up a third of Baghdad's population during the early part of the 20th Century.

These days he lives in North London, after his family was forced to flee Iraq more than 40 years ago.

A documentary released this month, follows his return to his family home in Baghdad.

(Photo: Edwin Shuker.  Credit: Edwin Shuker)