18 June @ 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
During the Second World War thousands of Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe decided to join the fight against fascism. Initially serving in the Pioneer Corps, a labour battalion, many later moved to fighting units despite the inherent risks of returning to the countries they had escaped from.
This talk is centred on the contribution of Jewish refugees to the Armed Forces will bring to life some of their extraordinary stories of courage and defiance using images, memories and objects.
Professor Mirjam Zadoff shares the cultural history of shidduchim (Jewish matchmaking), the ‘dating project’ focuses on strategies of building economic and political networks through carefully chosen marriage partners around the globe.
Professor Nathan Abrams sheds light on how Jews transformed the British entertainment industries, creating some of the most iconic characters and images of the twentieth century, including James Bond, Doctor Who, Carry On, and many others. In so doing, British Jews infused their creations with hidden Jewish themes.