Road­show needsy­our sto­ries

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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’

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