This event is free to attend but booking essential. Book here. Additional speakers will be announced nearer the time.
Introduction by the Shalom Sussex Project Manager
Dr Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies discusses his new co-edited book and the wider topic of The Jewish Experience of the First World War
Professor Mark Connelly – Director of Gateways to the First World War and specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s
Shalom Sussex project findings with Dr Diana Wilkins and researchers
6pm – 7pm
Drinks and light festive buffet
The symposium takes place at Room 105, University of Brighton, 154-155 Edward St, Brighton BN2 0JG
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage CIC, in partnership with the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, Jewish Care and the Jewish Historical Society of England is facilitating this project “Shalom Sussex – The Jewish Community in WWI”.
The project focusses on the contribution Jewish people in Sussex made during the First World War – both on the home-front and abroad on the battlefield.
To mark the end of the Centenary of the First World War, between March 2019-March 2020, this project is enabling people in Sussex to come together to preserve the memories and heritage of the Jewish people who lived locally during and post the First World War to collect these hidden histories.
Jewish people have been in Sussex since the 1700s, and the contribution in WWI made by Jews to the area has been significant.