The story of Jewish MPs who served Britain during WWI
Tuesday, 7 December 2021 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Some of the Jewish Members of Parliament who served Britain during the First World War served in the Trenches; some held Cabinet Posts while others busied themselves at home with their usual pursuits, during very unusual times. The war however, touched all their lives.
These stories include those whose commitment to Jewish life was important to them, some who hid their Jewishness. Others held high offices of state, or gave up sons as the ultimate sacrifice for their country and there is even one story of an MP who turned traitor and became a spy.
Lola is a retired teacher, having taught at a number of Jewish Primary schools in London. She has a degree in History. As someone who has a lifelong fascination with Anglo Jewish History she initially volunteered as a researcher and educator for the Jewish Military Museum, which housed the AJEX collection. Since 2013 she and her husband Dr Ronnie Fraser have been volunteering for the project British Jews in the First World War, We Were There Too, a Heritage Lottery Funded project which records, and researches the lives, and in many cases, the deaths of those who served in World War 1, along with digitally preserving any artefacts which people may have, putting the results of the research up online.
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