We Were There Too is a unique Heritage Lottery Funded cross community project designed to capture, record and preserve the impact, experiences and contribution of London’s Jewry during the First World War era. The aim is to create a permanent record of the lives of London’s Jewish men, women and children 1914-1919, with details of their military and home front activities, to ensure that their stories are saved for future generations.
You may have seen in the Jewish press and the latest Board of Deputies news report that the project was launched officially on 30th June at Bevis Marks Synagogue. It was followed by a commemoration of the 40,000 British Jewish men and women who served their country, including 34 young men who died fighting on the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme. Representatives from across the community came together to honour their sacrifice and to say together ‘We Will Remember Them’.
To read more please visit http://www.bod.org.uk/hundreds-gather-to-honour-the-thousands-of-jews-who-served-in-the-first-world-war/
All the articles with accompanying images, can be downloaded directly from the We Were There Too website: www.jewsfww.london/mediacentre
If you require more information, please don’t hesitate to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org