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The Lost Jews of Cornwall

from Roman times to the 20th century

Edited by Godfrey Simmons, Keith Pearce and Helen Fry

Redcliffe Press, 81g, Pembroke Road, Clifton, BRISTOL BS8 3EA

Tel.0117 973 7207

A large bound paperback, approximately 340 pages, 60+ illustrations.

[As at October 2011 this book is sold out at the above bookseller]

This book fills a major gap in both Anglo-Jewish and Cornish history, and draws together for the first time over sixty years of research by major Jewish scholars and Cornish researchers. The book updates and revises earlier publications and contains previously unpublished concerning these 18th and 19th century communities from 1720 to 1913.

The contents include

  • The Jews in Cornish Folklore [Venetia Newall]

  • The Jews, Cornish Tin Mining and the 'Jews Houses' [David Giddings and Keith Pearce]

  • The Jews and Cornish Place Names [Keith Pearce]

  • The Jews of Falmouth [Alex Jacob]

  • Penzance: the decline and fall of a Jewish Community {Cecil Roth]

  • The Jews of Truro [Godrey Simmons and Keith Pearce]

  • The People: occupations and trades; the Cornish-Jewish families; migration and emigration [Godfrey Simmons and Keith Pearce]

  • The Falmouth and Penzance Jewish Cemeteries

  • The Rabbis [Godfrey Simmons and Keith Pearce]

  • The Synagogues and their Religious Artefacts [Evelyn Friedlander and Helen Fry]

Illustrated throughout with comprehensive appendices, bibliographies and detailed index.


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