East End Jews In the late-19th Century, the church at the corner of Brick Lane became a synagogue, as thousands of Jews moved into Spitalfields in the Huguenots’s wake. More than 2 million Jews left Eastern Europe between 1881 and 1914, prompted by economic hardship and increasingly ferocious persecution. Following the assassination of Tsar Alexander […]
I came across this as I was writing about Bernard Kops’ East End plays.
History professor who studied the rich tapestry of life in London’s East End Bill Fishman in Fournier Street Photo: Jeff Gilbert Professor Bill Fishman, who has died aged 93, was the son of an East End tailor who became a professor of social history and one of the greatest experts on the area where he was […]