Jewish contributions to the British Armed Forces

Some of you might have met Kathrin Pieran at our Leave to Land exhibition event. She was our contact for the event at the Jewish Museum, London – and was fantastically helpful.

I thought you might be interested to know that Kathrin is giving a talk at the end of the month at Finchley Church End Library.

Kathrin Pieran, Jewish Museum, London

Do pop along if its an area of interest for you in relation to the Kitchener camp history.

Details below.


An evening with Kathrin Pieren from the Jewish Museum, London

Jewish contributions to the British Armed Forces

Finchley Church End Library proudly presents: An evening with Kathrin Pieren talking about the Jewish contribution to the Armed Forces.

Since Oliver Cromwell re-admitted Jews to Britain in the mid-1600s, Jewish men have fought in the British Armed Forces. First limited to the role as nurses like all women, Jewish women have taken on an increasingly broad range of roles in the 20th century as well, some serving in the Second World War as drivers, mechanics and spies.

This illustrated talk will draw on the highlights of the collection of the Jewish Military Museum, formerly based in Hendon, to tell some of the fascinating stories of courage, resilience and sacrifice of Jewish men and women who fought for Britain in various armed conflicts.

Kathrin Pieren is the Collections manager and curator (social and military history) at the Jewish Museum London. Before joining the Jewish Museum, she managed Petersfield Museum and the Flora Twort Gallery in East Hampshire.

The talk will last around 45mins, followed by a ten-minute Q&A session, with a mystery prize for the best question.

Finchley Church End Library

Monday 24th February 2020

From 6.30 – 8pm

Free tickets at the link below