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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2020


Omar Mohammed


University professor Omar Mohammed became a hero when ISIS terrorists seized his home-town, the Iraqi city of Mosul, in 2014. Using the pseudonym “Mosul Eye,” Mohammed courageously documented the ISIS reign of terror on social media and through his blog. Now based in Paris, Mohammed continues his work to preserve his city’s multi-faith past, including its ancient Jewish community. In an interview with a Hebrew-language newspaper in 2020, Mohammed recalled that during the dark days of the ISIS occupation, he was inspired by the example of Victor Klemperer – a Jewish professor who documented the Nazi regime from inside Germany at great personal risk. (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons License)


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