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The Jews of Leeds

Documentary in which film-maker Simon Glass explores his family history and tells the story of the Yorkshire Jews in the early 20th century.

Film-maker Simon Glass explores his family history and tells the story of the Yorkshire Jews in the early 20th century. Thousands of migrants arrived by boat on the east coast of England and lived in a run-down slum area of Leeds known as the Leylands. Simon discovers stories of hardship and anti-Semitism, but also success and progress as many Jews moved out of the Leylands to the more affluent suburbs. He also travels to eastern Europe where he makes a shocking discovery about what happened to his relatives who did not migrate to Britain.

59 minutes

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Mon 10 Dec 2018 22:50

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Simon Glass
Producer Richard Taylor
Associate Producer Sue Wilkinson
Series Producer Diana Hare
Executive Producer Tony Parker

Broadcast

  • Mon 10 Dec 2018 22:50