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Centenary Event - British.Jewry Book of Honour

8 Dec 2022
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About Event:

British. Jewry Book of Honour was first published in 1922. The comprehensive 1000 plus page volume, which contains some 50,000 records of Jews who served in the armed forces during the conflict between 1914-1918 was the result of meticulous research by the Reverend Michael Adler, the senior Jewish Chaplain of the British Army at the time, and the first Jewish chaplain to be posted into a theatre of war. Without today’s technology, Rev Adler manually researched and recorded the information using every source available, including notes from other chaplains. 

Adler published 3000 copies of the hefty volume which responded to a very human need.  Members of the community who lost loved ones in the conflict were able to remember them and it provided hard evidence of the contribution to the war effort, and the price paid in human terms, at a time of growing anti-Semitism.

The book, which started as a compassionate endeavour, has become an essential genealogy primary source for historians’ members of the community researching family histories.Many members of the Manchester Jewish Community are remembered in this remarkable book and may have fought alongside comrades from Bury.

Come along a find out more about this remarkable book, view an original copy and have an opportunity to research names you may have heard about in your family’s history.

·      Thursday December 8th

·      11-00am to 4-00pm

·      The Normandy Room

·      The Fusilier Museum Moss Street Bury BL9 0DF

·      For more information  email, contactus@jewsfww.uk

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