East End Evocation: Jerry White
Jerry White’s award-winning Rothschild Buildings: Life in an East EndTenement Block 1887-1920 (1980, re-issued 2003) is a fascinating evocation of the Jewish East End combining social history with powerful personal testimony.
In this session, Jerry White played recordings of some of the original interviews that he conducted when writing Rothschild Buildings: Life in an East End Tenement Block 1887-1920 and revealed some fascinating stories behind episodes in the book. The audience also shared their reflections and recollections of life in the Jewish East End.
Jerry White is Professor in History at Birkbeck, University of London and author of many books of London history including 2001 Wolfson History Prize winner London in the Twentieth Century: A City and Its People and London in the Eighteenth Century. A Great and Monstrous Thing.