Lokshen-making Machine

Lokshen making machine brought to England from Russia by a Jewish woman who emigrated at the end of the 19th century. Lokshen is the Yiddish name for thin noodles.

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Circumcision Set from Exeter

This circumcision set dates from the late 18th century. It was probably used by a mohel (a person trained to perform circumcisions) in Exeter and the surrounding area.

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Furrier’s Hand Tools

Furrier hand tools belonging to Matthew Shaw who was a furrier in the 1920s and 1930s. They would have been used to shape fox heads for the fox head fur stoles.

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Primrose Leaves Magazine

Primrose Leaves magazine which was produced by the Primrose Jewish Youth Club. The club was founded in 1946 by young survivors of the Holocaust.

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Luggage Label for Margrit Freudenbergova

This identifying tag was worn by 17-year-old Margit Freudenbergova on her journey from Prague in 1939. She was one of 10,000 Jewish refugee children who were admitted to Britain between December 1938 and September 1939

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Thank You Card

Thank you card made and signed by young refugees of Dovercourt Bay Holiday Camp (near Harwich) addressed to Mr and Mrs Bond, the camp manager and his wife.

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Jews’ Free School Journal

This is an issue of Ours, a fortnightly journal which was produced by the Jews’ Free School. This handwritten copy dates from 1886 and includes humorous and satirical essays, sketches, songs, and a chess column.

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British Jewry Book of Honour

The British Jewry Book of Honour was published in 1922 in London to permanently record and honour the contribution made by the 50,000 Jews who served in the British and colonial forces during World War I

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Libseth Sokal’s Apron

Apron worn by Lisbeth Sokal, who came to Britain in 1938 as a refugee from Nazism. Lisbeth was granted a visa to work in Britain as a domestic servant.

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Thelma’s Doll House

Based on an actual house in Angmering-On-Sea, this modernist style doll’s house was made by Malcom Liblind for his daughter, Thelma.

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Percy Levy’s Book of Life

Scrap book compiled by Percy Levy who fought in the British army during World War I. He was a Lieutenant in the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Regiment and served on the Western Front between January 1917 and January 1919

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Friendly Society Collar

A collar from the Stuart M Samuel Lodge, Order of Achei Brith Friendly Society. In return for weekly contributions, members of the society received payments to help them in times of illness and death.

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Silver Presentation Box

Silver presentation box, presented by the Glasgow Hebrew Community in November 1887 to Michael Simons, the first Jewish magistrate in Scotland.

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Moses Montefiore Mizrach

Scagliola tablet, part of a wall decoration in the estate of Moses Montefiore in Ramsgate. Montefiore was a prominent 19th century British Jewish leader and activist for worldwide Jewish causes.

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Bristol Blue Glass Finger Bowl

Blue glass finger bowl, dating from the early 19th century, made in Bristol by Jacobs’ Glass. The company was founded in the late 18th century by Lazarus Jacobs and his son Isaac.

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Scarf Woven by Alexander Fainberg

This scarf was sent as a birthday present from Alexander Fainberg to his fiancée whilst he was interned in Onchan Camp on the Isle of Man. He was released in July 1941 and married his fiancée in November of that year.

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Polish Bonnet

Bonnet belonging to a Jewish woman who migrated from the village of Nowy Dwor in Poland to Wales in the late 19th or early 20th century. She would have worn the bonnet over a sheitel, a wig traditionally worn by orthodox Jewish women to cover their hair.

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Zangwill Plate

Decorative plate presented to the prominent writer and political activist Israel Zangwill in 1915 by Morris Myer, editor of the Yiddish newspaper, Di Tsayt.

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Russian Vapour Baths

Metal sign was used to advertise the Russian Vapour Baths in Brick Lane. These baths were more popularly known as ‘Schewzik’s’, after their owner Benjamin Schewzik

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Yiddish Typewriter

Yiddish typewriter belonged to the playwright Abish Meisels a central figure in the New Yiddish Theatre in Adler Street as a playwright and prompter.

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Offertory Book from the Great Synagogue

This register, dating from the 18th century, records Sabbath donations made to the Great Synagogue in London. The Great Synagogue was founded in 1692 at Duke’s Place in the City of London but was destroyed by bombing during World War II

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Mendoza Jug

Staffordshire pottery jug, dating from around 1800, depicts a famous fight between Mendoza and Richard Humphreys in 1788.

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Hanukah Lamp

Oldest cample of an English-made Hanukah lamp (dating from 1709) made for Elias Lindo on the occasion of his marriage, by the silversmith John Ruslen

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Medieval Mikveh

Mikveh dated from mid-13th century, discovered on a building site in London in 2001. It was built in the home of the Crespin family.

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