JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom (UK) Chelsea Football Club Partners with RAF Museum to Tell Jewish Veterans' Stories #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen

The Chelsea Football Club joined with the RAF Museum to tell hidden stories
of Jewish RAF personnel >from the Second World War. They are calling on
Jewish RAF veterans, their children and grandchildren to share wartime
experiences for an online project, Hidden Heroes which coincides with the
80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 2020. The project seeks to tell
the stories of Jewish veterans to preserve their memory, and act as a
challenge to antisemitism, racism and discrimination.

The Hidden Heroes project is to raise awareness about previously untold
story of Jewish personnel in the RAF during the Second World War and the
vital role they played. These heroes joined the Royal Air Force >from all
over the world, to fight against tyranny, racism and anti-Semitism, fully
aware that they risked torture and execution if captured.

People >from all over the world are invited to submit their stories as well
as those of families and friends of Jewish personal in the Second World War
to preserve and be shared online and at the Museum's public sites. To share
a story download the RAF stories app at:
https://www.rafstories.org/participate/get-the-app or contact the Museum at:

Stage one of the Jewish Hidden Heroes Project involves the collation of
stories >from Jewish RAF personnel with the Museum's RAF digital storytelling
site. This includes video interview with Jewish veterans and family
members, animated videos of Jewish stories drawn >from RAF Museum archives
and on-screening of these videos in the RAF Museum galleries.

To visit the RAF online stories see: http://www.rafstories.org
To read more see: https://tinyurl.com/t818785
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Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, JGS Great Britain for sharing this story
with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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