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Jewish Lives is a new project telling the stories of remarkable Jewish men and women who helped to shape British society.
With support from the Kirsh Charitable Foundation, this project takes the form of a six-part book series and interactive digital platform. Each book will focus on the contributions of individual Jews to a different sector.
The first of three volumes - Arts, Public Service and Commerce - are now available with a further three - Thought, Science and Sport - to be released in the near future.
The dedicated digital platform for the project is www.jewishlivesproject.com.
You can purchase these books from our museum shop and online.
Authored essays by Marina Fiorato, Nathan Abrams, Naomi Games, Julia Weiner and Jo Kerr.
The contribution of over 250 Jewish figures to arts and entertainment with biographies of artists, photographers, actors, directors, broadcasters, comedians, musicians, writers, songwriters and performers including:
Authored essays by Daniel Finkelstein, Professor William D Rubinstein, Clare Mulley and Roz Currie.
The contribution of Jewish people to British public life be it as a philanthropist, soldier, lawyer, politicians, suffragist or SOE agents who risked their lives during the Second World War:
Authored essays by Professor William Rubinstein, Nathan Abrams, Elizabeth Selby, Emmanuelle Dirix and Derek Taylor.
A compilation of extraordinary British Jews to the commercial sector including biographies of bankers, business men and women, financiers, hoteliers, publishers, industrialists and manufacturers: