Do you remember December 1945? CCJ are compiling a collection of stories, artefacts, and memories from members who were growing up in the United Kingdom when World War Two ended. Life was incredibly diverse in December 1945, especially in the Jewish community – some had been evacuees, some were survivors, some came over on the Kindertransport – many Christians met Jews for the first time in 1945.
We want to create a picture of what life was like for Jews and Christians in 1945. CCJ are interviewing members from around the country to hear your stories about growing up in post-war Britain, and what your experience of being a Jew or a Christian at this time was like. What was your community like? How was life different then compared with now? What are your fondest memories, and what do you not miss at all? In particular, we want to know about Christian-Jewish relations at this time – what about these years encouraged you to become involved with CCJ?
So far we seen tremendous interest in this project and are excited to hear from more of you. If you would like to contribute, or wish to find out more about the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any pictures or written testimonies you would like to send us, you can post them to the London office or email them to the previous address.