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Thursday 7th April 2016 Thursday morning at 10am was the beginning of our two-day workshop on how to conduct interviews, ask good questions and avoid any mishaps. We began the session at JW3 with a warm up exercise, as Alex, one of the programme facilitators values dynamic sessions. He had us…

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Sunday 13th March 2016 Today was the day we began our quest; to uncover the stories of the Jewish people living in Britain. We started the day off in the Education Room of the Jewish Museum in Camden. There, we discussed our thoughts on history, heritage and stories. We…

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On Sunday 3rd April we attended a World War II workshop with Niki Goorney and Sybil Cohen. Niki works at the Jewish Military Museum and gave us a presentation on the 60,000 British Jews who contributed to the war effort. Some of these people were Doris Benjamin, a nurse…

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An Introduction to Oral History with Bea Lewkovitz When walking into our first interview training session with Dr Bea Lewkovitz, an expert in the field of Oral History, none of us quite knew what to expect. The majority of us, being History students, believed that facts and figures from…

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After all our hard work and preparations for the interviews we were ready to go. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly apprehensive waiting at the doorstep of my interviewee’s house but all the nervousness quickly melted away when we were welcomed in with such warmth….

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The final stages of the Heritage Project brought with it the editing phase, which entailed gathering our interviews and making them presentable. Once we had overtaken the initial hurdle of hearing our own voices, we got to work editing, cutting, fusing together the wonderful conversations we had with our…

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An Introduction into Oral History After weeks immersed in the twists and turns of the Jewish story it was finally time to get to work. But when we arrived at our first interview training session with Dr Bea Lewkovits, an expert in the field of Jewish Oral History, none…

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  On the 8th of February, we had a talk at JW3 by Mike Berlin, who is a professor at Birkbeck University. The title of his talk was “Journey to the suburbs”, where he told us about an Austrian refugee Martha Bunzl. She fled Austria and came to live…

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Jonah writes about his experience of listening to the story of Sibil Cohen an evacuee during the 2nd World War. Its mid Sunday morning and the heritage team have met in a room slightly colder than what we’re normally used to. We say hello to each other and take…

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     This week’s blog post is written by Jessica Bloom who shares her experience of hearing a presentation made by the Jewish Military Museum. On Sunday February 1st 2015, we were greeted at the JW3 centre by Niki from the Jewish Military Museum and guest speaker Sybil, to…

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