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Sharing Our Stories

Jewish Stamford Hill, 1930s-1950s

For the last 350 years. Hackney has been home to a significant Jewish community. Between the 1930s – 1950s, the community grew as large groups moved to Hackney either from the ghettoes of the East End or fleeing persecution in central and Eastern Europe.

In 2016, Teen Action, a Chassidic Orthodox Jewish teenage girls’ group in Stamford Hill, Hackney Museum and UK Jewish Film worked together to discover more about Jewish experiences in the area.

The young women from Teen Action interviewed local residents about their memories and experiences of life in Stamford Hill and surrounding areas. This exhibition presents some of their stories.