By the early AD 1900s, there was a large and flourishing Jewish community in London’s East End following large scale immigration form Russia in the last two decades of the 19th century. Workers had begun to unionise immediately after they arrived in Britain in order to campaign for improved working conditions, though the London Jewish Bakers’ Union was not formed until 1905. The year before this banner was made the Labour Party formed a government for the first time; the year after it was made, Britain saw its first and only General Strike. The banner is a good starting point for exploring immigration and responses to it and industry, politics and the labour movement in the inter-war years.
about AD 1925
20th century European
painted silk, wool and wood
Jewish Museum London
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