This book - in Yiddish - tells the story of a Jewish soldier who fought in a Jewish Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers of the British Army in World War I. Louis (Yehuda Leib) Nirenstein was born in the village of Pyesk, in the Grodno district of Byelorussia. He emigrated to the United States in … Continue reading In Kampf Farn Land (In the fight for a country, diary of a Jewish Legionnaire), Louis Nirenstein, London 1928.
I found my copy of this remarkable book in a Tel Aviv second-hand book shop about 40 years ago - one of my first acquisitions of Anglo-Judaica. There is another copy in a glass case in the Jewish Museum in London. The British Jewry Book of Honour was edited by Reverend Michael Adler, who was … Continue reading The British Jewry Book of Honour, Rev. Michael Adler, London, 1922