The Jewish Museum

Jewish Britain

A History in 50 Objects


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In this exhibition you can discover some of our most treasured objects, and find out what they tell us about Jewish life in Britain from medieval to modern times. Find out more »

Featured Object

Last letter from Alec Silver

Military Service

mid 20th century


Letter written by Alec Silver, a private in the Royal Army Medical Corps, to his mother on the day of his death. He was killed on 7 March 1945 while loading wounded men on to an ambulance.

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