Today, while stories abound of many Arab refugees, few are aware or even acknowledge the forgotten exodus of Jewish refugees from Arab countries. Only in Israel has Nov. 30, the day after the UN voted to approve the Jewish-Arab partition plan of Palestine, been marked to commemorate their plight.

As part of the commemoration of this tragic but little-known chapter in Jewish history, B’nai Brith Canada, together with community partners, have produced a series of videos chronicling the stories of some who endured the prejudice directed toward Jews in the Middle East during these decades, and who have since come to Canada.

The five parts of the series can be viewed below: