The British Jewry Book of Honour: 104 Years Since the End of WWI
Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)
The British Jewry Book of Honour was published in 1922 in London to permanently record and honor the contribution made by the 50,000 Jews who served in the British and colonial forces during World War I. More than 2000 Jews died fighting for Britain in the conflict. Reverend Michael Adler, the first Jewish Chaplain to serve in France, sent the names of Jewish servicemen to the Jewish Chronicle who published weekly lists from September 1914 onwards. It was their intention from the very beginning to publish a permanent record after the war of those who served in order that future generations might “have before them, in a permanent form, the remembrance of these men” to honor them with pride and to remember their sacrifices and bravery.
In this lecture, Ronnie and Lola Fraser will explore the reasoning behind the book’s publication and the methodology used. They will also look in depth at some of the lives closely connected with the book as well as some of the personalities memorialized in its pages.
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