The Story of British Jewry in the War

By Michael Adler

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1920

In this comprehensive account of British Jewry's (and Jews from British colonies) contributions to Britain's World War I effort, the author begins by describing the enthusiasm shown by British Jews towards joining the British forces, and then delves into the role of the chaplain in safeguarding the religious welfare of Jewish soldiers. Following that, Adler discusses the Jewish War Services Committee, which served as the authority in matters relating to Jewish Servicemen during World War I. At this point in the article, the author turns towards discussing the hospitals that were staffed with Jewish doctors, Jewish fighting units, casualties and honors (with specific mention of those who were awarded the Victoria crosses) and finally ends the article by outlining Jewish contributions to the armed services with different sections for those who fought in the air, on land, and in the sea, respectively.

Topic: Veterans and Military Service, War, Jewish Organizations, Health and Healing, Religion, Nationalism, Military Service and Veterans

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol. 21

Page Number(s): 98-119

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United Kingdom

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Adler, Michael. The Story of British Jewry in the War. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1920: 98-119.


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