Wednesday, July 20, 2016

We Were There Too - Jewish Londoners in WW1

A new resource designed to honour the lives of Jewish Londoners involved in the First World War has launched online.
Unveiled at Bevis Marks Synagogue on Thursday 30 June, We Were There Too enables users to share and search for details of ancestors who served overseas and on the Home Front, ranging from soldiers to nurses.
The site also provides access to an array of historic photographs, video clips and documents, as well as a memorial wall that allows people to light a virtual Yahrzeit candle – traditionally lit on the anniversary of a loved one’s death.
 We Were There Too provides an insight into Jewish life in London in the early part of the 20th century and gives easy access to a number of diverse research sources, brought together for the first time, for personal exploration. As the site develops, more collections of rare material will be added, so revisit the site to see what's new.

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