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Object Talk: Second World War Letter

Join us for an Object Talk on a letter sent by Emanuel Barbanel, a Jewish soldier from the Second World War. Discover the story of how local Jewish communities supported Jewish soldiers on active service.

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Jews on the Somme

by Roz Currie, former Military Collections Curator Today marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme began on the 1 July 1916. One of the largest and bloodiest battles of the First World War, an estimated one million men were killed or wounded.  The British intended to attack and take control of a 24 mile […]

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Judeans under the floor

by Elisabeth Murray, Curatorial Intern Objects come into a museum in a variety of ways. Sometimes they are given only on loan (like most of the objects in our new crowd-sourced exhibition Sacrifice), occasionally they are purchased in an auction, which normally results in a few tense moments of bidding, and sometimes we get really […]

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The Battle of Waterloo

by Phoebe Newman, Museum Administrator Our recent partnership with the Jewish Military Museum has made us think in more depth about Jewish military history. A few weeks ago it was the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, so I had a rummage around to find some objects in our collection that reflect the Jewish involvement […]

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The Jewish Military Museum moves in

by Sarah Fairhurst, Assistant Curator Exciting things have been happening behind the scenes at the Jewish Museum this month. The Jewish Military Museum left Shield House and Hendon behind and moved the entire collection to our new store. JMM staff Roz (Curator, Military Collections), Niki (Learning Programme Manager) and I (Assistant Curator) have all commenced […]

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