The Jewish Museum

Jewish Britain

A History in 50 Objects



Our collections represent the involvement of Jewish people in political life, from notable parliamentarians of the 19th century to more radical political activities, such as unionism, among the immigrants of the East End in the early 20th century. Others worked to improve the position of Jews in society, campaigning for equal rights in the 19th century and fighting antisemitism and fascism in the 1930s and 1940s. From the late 19th century, many British Jews were also involved in Zionist activity.