Roz Currie – Curating the Jewish Experience of the First World War

Event Date: 2 April 2014
German Historical Institute
17 Bloomsbury Square,
London WC1A 2NJ

A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London, the Jewish Museum and the Fritz Bauer Institut, Frankfurt/Main, in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London.

Roz Currie (Jewish Military Museum, London) – Curating the Jewish Experience of the First World War

The First World War was a pivotal time of change for the Jewish community inBritainand indeed throughout Europe and theMiddle East. Roz Currie has curated the Jewish Military Museum and Jewish Museum London joint exhibition on this subject. This lecture will discuss the challenges behind telling this story, it will touch on newly uncovered narratives of those at war and also question what it meant to be a British Jew at the outbreak of war.

Roz Currie earned an MA in Japanese and Chinese archaeology at School of Oriental and African Studies. After having completed an MA in museum studies at UCL, she started at the Jewish Military Museum in January 2012 as its first professional museum curator.

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