Edgware: Discover your family history
- , 8.15pm
- Edgware United Synagogue
Today, World Jewish Relief helps Jews in need, predominantly in Eastern Europe – but it was founded in 1933 as the Central British Fund for German Jewry (CBF) and helped approximately 65,000 Jews escape Nazi-Europe before, during and after the Holocaust. World Jewish Relief’s archives hold meticulous records for many of the thousands of refugees who it helped come to the UK and the ongoing support it gave them as they established new lives in Britain.
This immense archive has recently been digitised (with the originals being stored at the London Metropolitan Archives) and they contain documents that have never been seen before as well as birth certificates, immigration papers, school records, letters and financial records of welfare support the charity provided.
Join us to hear more about the archives from World Jewish Relief's communications officer Rebecca Singer. She'll speak about the amazing family stories that have been uncovered in their archive including that of Rabbi Lister.