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Individual stories in alphabetical order by surname:

Group stories about more than one family:

These stories represent a limited history of Leicester’s Orthodox Jewish Community. They include immigrants who came to England from the Russian Pale of Settlement, from Latvia, Turkey, Germany; many were escaping persecution, some severe economic hardship; (visit Origins of Sephardi and Ashkenazi for more details). They include evacuees coming to Leicester during the Second World War to avoid the London blitz, servicemen and civilians, active participants in Leicester life, poor people, business people; all with one common link; they chose Leicester as their home and they were buried at Jewish Gilroes.