16 October 2006

London: A one-day conference

When I saw the program for this event, I wanted to attend, but a one-day visit to London from Tel Aviv just isn’t practical.

However, Tracing the Tribe readers in the UK can click here for all the details on the October 31 event.

* The Jews were expelled from England in 1290, they returned in 1656, and this year is the 350th anniversary of that event. Dr. Ariel Hessayon will speak on “From Expulsion to Readmission: Jews and England.”

* The East End of London is as iconic to British Jews as the Lower East Side of New York is to Americans, and Philip Walker will offer “A Personal Journey through the Jewish East End of London.”

* With 20 years of experience at the British National Archives, Roger Kershaw will present “From Strangers to Citizens: Modern immigration sources at The National Archives, The Online Catalogue and What’s New.”

* An historical adviser to the BBC and Jewish museums, Nicholas J. Evans will speak on “Hebrew school registers as a genealogical source of information, using the Hull Hebrew School admission register as an example.”

* The author of two books on Manchester’s Jewish community, Bill Williams, will speak on “The Refugees 1933-1945.”

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