The Holocaust and Wales: Jewish refugees in the British Army during World War Two


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In this resource, students will learn about Jewish refugees who joined the British armed forces during World War Two. Many Jewish soldiers who were formerly refugees served in Wales.

Students will hear oral history testimonies from three Jewish refugees, who served in the British Army during World War Two.

Image above: X Troop at Aberdyfi, 1943. Photo courtesy of Colin Anson. Image credit: Commando Veterans Archive. Creative Commons licence:


This resource was produced as part of the 'Côf a lithr, llythyrau a geidw: creating Holocaust resources for Welsh schools' partnership project between Centre for the Movement of People (CMOP), Aberystwyth University, and Jewish History Association of South Wales/Cymdeithas Hanes Iddewig De Cymru (JHASW/CHIDC). The project is kindly supported by the Association of Jewish Refugees, Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust, Jewish Historical Society of England and Garfield Weston Foundation.


Curriculum for Wales

Health and Wellbeing, Humanities, Languages, Literacy and Communication

Age: 14-16 / Progression Step: 5


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Curriculum for Wales

age: 14-16 / Progression Step 5
age: 14-16 / Progression Step 5
age: 14-16 / Progression Step 5

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