Daniel Libeskind

The Kurds have no country of their own and their story is largely untold. A planned museum in Erbil aims to change that.


Without a nation of their own, the Kurds have been fighting oppression for centuries, all the way to the present day. In fact, Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers are key forces right now in the battle against ISIS. But Kurdish history — a story of persecution, war and resilience — is largely untold. A new museum would help change that.

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