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Jewish EastEnders: The Immigrant Story

Discover the story of a typical Jewish family who immigrated to London’s East End in late 1880s and how they continued their religious beliefs and culture in their new life and home in Britain.

Explore Victorian handling objects and documents to find out about the Jablonsky family’s experiences as immigrants, their life at home and work and their points of view on their changing identities.

Reflect on what life was like in the 1880s in London’s Jewish East End through objects, galleries and language and discuss the challenges faced by immigrants into Britain and the positive impact they can make.

Key Stage 3
Curriculum Links: History, Citizenship, Religious Education, English

Works well with:
First World War: Remember Me
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