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The Jewish community is the oldest ethnic minority in the country. This book tells the epic story of Jews in Britain over a thousand years. Many came as wealthy traders - others as desperate refugees. Sometimes they were feared and had to lead secret lives. At other times they stood shoulder to shoulder against threats to the British way of life, including the Nazis. The impact of Jewish culture on daily life, including words and food, as well as the contribution of notable Jewish businessmen, politicians and artists, is all highlighted.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Oldest Ethnic Minority
I: In the wake of the conqueror
II: Seeking a safe haven
III: Eastern European wave
IV: The East End
V: Some Schmaltz