London is a diverse city with a wide range of cultures, people and social groups. London, particularly the East End has served an important role in the continuity and change of the Yiddish in London, notably districts such as Whitechapel and Spitalfields. More recently, Yiddish communities have become more geographically branched out, such as Stamford Hill within Hackney and also within the North-West regions of London such as Golders Green.
For our project, a documentation of the Yiddish community is vital. Not only does it show how Yiddish communities have been formed but also how they have continued and transitioned through the ages.
To do this, we have made an interactive timeline, to show how Yiddish History has evolved within London.
View our timeline here: