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London Jews in the First World War – We Were There Too

London Jews in the First World War - We Were There TooLondon Jews in the First World War – We Were There Too is a unique cross community project created to capture, record and preserve the impact, experience and contribution of London’s Jewish communities during the First World War era.

At the centre of the project is a new digital archive and interactive website, which will become a permanent record of the lives of Jewish men, women and families, 1914-1919, with details of their military and home front activities, ensuring that their stories are saved for future generations.

If you think you have a family member who lived in London 1914-1918, or are interested in learning more about this Heritage Lottery Fund community project, please come to one of the project’s London Roadshows where you can meet the team and find out how to get involved.

London Jews in the First World War - We Were There Too

The 4th Volunteer Battalion Royal Fusiliers cyclist section marching through Finsbury led by Lieutenant B.M.C Tyler about 1912. Courtesy of the Tyler family.

 

The roadshow will be at Edgware & District Reform Synagogue, on 21 May, for a short explanatory talk and the opportunity to chat to the team.

They would love to know if you have family stories, photographs, medals, letters or other items relating to the 1914-1918 period or if you would like to volunteer to help others with research and uploading information.

With your help, the project will create a lasting archive of stories to honour and remember London’s Jewish community, and its contribution to the war effort, a century ago.

21 May

2:30pm-4:30pm

Edgware & District Reform Synagogue,
118 Stonegrove, Edgware HA8 8AB

Free Entry with complimentary tea and cake.

Just come on the day or RSVP by email to contactus@jewsfww.london

Everyone is welcome.

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