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Media Centre

Media Centre

In this section you will find approved content from We Were There Too for media usage: Articles of differing lengths, First World War images, Galleries of recent events and press coverage. Please scroll down to browse through the materials. 

Evaluation Document of the initial phase of the We Were There Too Project, June 2016 – 2018

As part of this project we have recorded our progress; the process of its development, the people involved and the overall interactions and responses to this digital archive. Please click to read more about our findings or download a copy here.

Press release

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Heritage Lottery Fund project brings previously unseen archive into public view. A unique insight into the First World War through the eyes of London’s Jewish Children, February 2017

Launch of British We Were There Too project in the Manchester and Liverpool

Launch of We Were There Too project and Commemoration of British Jewish men and women who served their country in the First World War. Bevis Marks Synagogue, 30th June 2016

Does your family have a First World War story to tell? – 100 words

Does your family have a First World War story to tell? – 200 words

Does your family have a First World War story to tell? – 400 words

Does your family have a First World War story to tell? – 550 words


  • Edgware United Synagogue
  • September 2017
  • Bushey United Synagogue
  • April 2017
  • New North London Synagogue
  • September 2016
  • Finchley Reform Synagogue
  • September 2016
  • West London Synagogue
  • September 2016
  • Radlett United Synagogue
  • September 2016
  • Edgware Reform Synagogue
  • September 2016

Press cuttings

The Telegraph 

24/02/2017   Revealed: The First World War through children's eyes

The Times

09/07/2016  Jews and war effort by Alan Fell

Jewish Chronicle 

30/03/2018  French lessons benefit WWI research project.

02/05/2017  Forces members join poignant visit to WWI battlegrounds for digital archive project        Download article

10/02/2017  Revealed: London Jewish children's experience of the Great War      Download article

04/11/2016  Roadshow needs your stories

08/07/2016  Somme victims remembered       Download article

23/06/2016  Digital archive will showcase forgotten heroes        Download article

18/01/2016  Lottery pays our £408K for archive of war effort       Download article

09/07/2015  Lottery backs cultural centre´s plan to record WW1 contributors        Download aritcle

Heritage Lottery Fund

14/02/2017  A unique insight into the First World War thr ough the eyes of London’s Jewish children      Download article

04/07/2016  The London Jewish Culture Centre launches We Were There Too.   Download article

13/01/2016  London Jewish Cultural Centre secures National Lottery grant         Download article

The Jewish News

03/08/2017  Passchendaele and the Jews who fell     Download article

01/07/2016  Community marks Somme centenary at Bevis Marks        Download article

13/01/2016  Community "racing against time" to collect WW1 Jewish tales after funds awarded        Download article

Who Do You Think You Are Magazine 

Summer 2016  Website saves WW1 Jewish stories 

07/07/2016  Genealogy news round-up: Jewish First World War website launches   Download article

02/02/2016  WW1 Jewish stories to be saved online      Download article

Ilford Recorder

09/07/2015  Jewish community´s First World War stories shared at Barkingside shcool.        Download article        

The Boards of Deputies of British Jews

06/07/2016  Hundreds gather to honour the thousands of Jews who served in the First World War

Blake Ezra blog

01/07/2016  We will remember them: Somme commemoration at Bevis Marks 

The Times of Israel

08/08/2017  Passchendaele and the Jews who fell       Download article

03/03/2017  WWI archive shows children’s view of wartime London         Download article

09/07/2016  UK lottery money funds digital memorial to British Jewry´s WWI fallen         Download article

Reform Judaism blog

12/07/2016  WWI sacrifices of British Jews honoured 

The Journal, oficial magazine of the Association of Jewish Ex-servicemen and Women

Summer 2016   Remembering the Somme

Newsquest group

31/10/2016  Online database project to compile London's Jewish history will be demonstrated at New North London Synagogue, Finchley           Download article


16/02/2017   War as seen through the eyes of children

31/10/2016   Charity calls for records of Jewish WWI servicemen before they are lost              Download article



Project Progress Reports 



February 2018         Download report

December 2017       Download report

September 2017      Download report

July 2017                 Download report

February 2017         Download report 

October 2016           Download report

July 2016                 Download report

May 2016                 Download report




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