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We Make Our Histories

An inter-generational Jewish heritage project at JW3

About the Project

We Make our Histories is a project exploring the heritage and history of the Jewish community in the UK. It brings together people from different generations to have conversations and encounters that will be recorded and documented and presented as part of a project website.

 

Re-mixing Generations

The project was led by 19 young people who interpreted and interacted with the oral histories they have made through a process of ‘digital re-mixing’. Oral histories, archival photographs and a series of ‘remixes’ are all presented on this website.

About JW3

The aim of JW3 is to transform the Jewish landscape in London by helping to create a vibrant, diverse and proud community, inspired by and engaged in Jewish arts, culture and community.

More about We Make Our Histories. [LINK TO Credits page]

The Interviews

Audio interviews with members of the Jewish community in London about their lives, work and identities.
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Janet Clifford
Perry Goodman
Perry Goodman
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Messody Adler
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Sharon Rose
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Alec Hasenson
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Hedy
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George Vulkan
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Stella Lucas
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Sidney Spellman
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Rudi Oppenheimer
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Rhoda Kohn
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Alan Millett
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Henry Knobil
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Haim Levy
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Mimi Bulka
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David Bendel

The Remixes

The Remixes are a series of digital collages made in response to the longform interviews that the project participants recorded.
Over the course of three workshops participants edited, remixed and composed these digital collages using an online tool called New Hive.
These digital collages are intended to provide a different perspective on the experience of listening to the longform audio recordings.
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Timna and Gaby/George Vulkan
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Nessiya and Natalia/Stella Lucas
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Jonah, Issi and Zoe/Henry Knoble
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Imi and Issi/Rudi Oppenheimer
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Jess and Elinor/David Bendel

Participants

Young people in conversation across generations
Imogen and Erick

Imogen and Erick

Rotem and Leah

Rotem and Leah

Gaby, Chen and Tara

Gaby, Chen and Tara

Una and Ophir

Una and Ophir

Zoe, Jonah and Izzy

Zoe, Jonah and Izzy

Timna and Gaby

Timna and Gaby

Elinor and Jess

Elinor and Jess

Issy

Issy

Nessya and Natalia

Nessya and Natalia

All Year 2 Participants

All Year 2 Participants

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Credits

We Make our Histories is a JW3 project

Made in collaboration with all the participants

Creative Direction and Digital Production – Alex Eisenberg

Project Managers for JW3 – Naomi Minsky, Anna Braybrooke