London 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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Everyone is welcome.