Steve Acre is a distinguished constituent of mine in District 2. The Rembrandt Avenue resident is a successful insurance executive. I must say that one of the best things about being a city councillor is having the opportunity to meet and interact with people like Steve. We have been in frequent touch during this my second mandate on a wide variety of issues.
I am attaching a fascinating article which just appeared in AMI Magazine about Steve and his memories of hardship growing up as a Jew in Iraq. He was just nine years old when he witnessed the horrible massacre of Jews, known as the Farhud.
Here is the article: Download Steve Acre Farhud article
There are photos of Steve in different attire. The one in Arab clothing was taken just before he escaped in 1949.
This is an important story to tell about how minorities were treated in Arab lands.