Board of Deputies of British Jews, Annual Report for 1933.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews was established in London in 1760, when seven deputies were appointed by the elders of the Sephardi congregation of Spanish and Portuguese to form a standing committee and pay homage to King George III on his accession to the throne. Shortly thereafter the Ashkenazi Jewish Congregation from Central … Continue reading Board of Deputies of British Jews, Annual Report for 1933.

The Jews in Europe, Their Martyrdom and Their Future, Board of Deputies of British Jews, London, 1945.

This is an interesting 64 page book, published by the Board of Deputies in 1945, just before the end of World War II. The Board of Deputies was founded in 1760. It is an elected, cross-communal, representative body, in the Anglo-Jewish community. The Deputies are directly elected by the synagogues and communal organisations that they … Continue reading The Jews in Europe, Their Martyrdom and Their Future, Board of Deputies of British Jews, London, 1945.

British Jewry in Battle and Blitz, London, 1944 (third issue)

This booklet was published by the Board of Deputies of British Jews in 1944.  (The copy in the Jewish Museum is, I believe, erroneously dated 1942.)  It lists many varied ways Jewish people served in the Second World War. There are pages on the Jewish contribution to the armed forces and awards and medals that … Continue reading British Jewry in Battle and Blitz, London, 1944 (third issue)

Germany and the Jews, The Board of Deputies of British Jews, London 1939. (published after the Kristallnacht pogroms, November 9th/10th 1938.)

This little booklet was published in February 1939.  It is a clear and straight-forward presentation of facts that was printed on paper that is starting to deteriorate.  I have scanned it all to preserve it. From page 13.....  "At a given hour, two o'clock in the morning, storm-troop squads in every German town began to … Continue reading Germany and the Jews, The Board of Deputies of British Jews, London 1939. (published after the Kristallnacht pogroms, November 9th/10th 1938.)