The History of the Jewish Star in the Realm of the Union Jack

Posted on March 16, 2010

One of the first objects you see in the newly expanded Jewish Museum London,is also one of the museum’s oldest: the remains of a 13th-century Jewish ritual bath uncovered during a 2001 construction project. We see a doll, letters and photos carried by some of the 10,000 Jewish children rescued from Nazi Germany by Britain in 1938 and 1939 in the Kindertransport. But we also learn that in 1940 some 27,000 Jewish refugees from Germany were treated as enemy aliens and held in detention camps.

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