Monday 14 June, 2021
Join Author Susan Soyinka for a talk about her book From East End to Land’s End which tells the story of the World War Two evacuation of Jews’ Free School (JFS) in the East End of London to Mousehole in Cornwall.
In June 1940, about 100 JFS pupils and five of their teachers, together with thousands of other London evacuees, embarked on the lengthy and exhausting train journey from Paddington to Penzance.
The JFS children were billeted with villagers in Mousehole, and Jews’ Free School, Mousehole, was established in the premises of Mousehole School. The extraordinary coming together of these two vastly different communities was a life-changing experience for many involved on both sides. Find out about this unique story of mutual love, acceptance and integration during the Second World War.
Free tickets for this online talk can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-east-end-to-lands-end-tickets-158095553055?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch