Jewish EastEnders

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Discover the stories of real Jewish families who migrated to London’s changing East End during the Victorian era and the challenges they faced embarking on their new lives in Britain.

Explore changing identities through object-handling, archival documents and photographs. Using these artefacts students will discover the impact of living in a new and diverse environment.

Experience what life was like at the turn of the 20th century in London’s Jewish East End. Using historical enquiry skills students will be encouraged to consider the challenges faced by immigrants into Britain and the positive impact they can make.

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