Chelsea Football Club Partners with RAF Museum to Tell Jewish Veterans' Stories #Great Britain #World War ll #great #world

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: or contact the Museum at: rafstories@...


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.


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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