Roadshow needsyour stories
AN ONLINE educational resource created by the London Jewish Cultural Centre and supported by a £408,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund is calling on community members to help record the contribution of London’s Jews during the First World War era.
London Jews in the First World War — We Were There Too, a crosscommunity project, is a new digital archive and interactive website,
which will become a record of the lives of Jewish men, women and families, with details of their military and Home Front activities, ensuring that their stories are saved for future generations.
If you have a family member who lived in London 1914-1918, or are interested in learning more about the project, join the archivists at one of the London Roadshows where you can find out how to get involved.
Sessions will be held on the following Sundays from 2.30pm to4.30pm:November13,NewNorthLondon Synagogue; November 20, Grove House, Froebel College; and December 11 at Lauderdale Road Synagogue.
Project director Alan Fel said: “As the website has become known, we have been overwhelmed by fascinating personal stories which we are now able to preserve for posterity. We are looking forward to meeting many more Londoners with gripping stories to tell.”
The archive between 1914-18 is also being made freely available as part of the project.
We are now able to preserve stories for posterity’