news, stories and updates from behind the scenes at the Hull History Centre
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Jewish project - a brief update
Work is still progressing on our Jewish project.
Material within the collections has been identified and photographs and
captions for the exhibition are due to be finalised within the next few weeks.
The success of our current World War Two Exhibition ‘Wardens, Welfare & Victory: The Unbroken Spirit of the Hull Blitz.’has
spurred us on. We are using the same graphic designer, Ian, and hope to present
the information in a similar way.
The work on the oral
histories is almost complete with only 2 interviews left to transcribe. Our
team of dedicated volunteers have worked very hard to produce accurate
transcriptions and have learnt a lot of fascinating facts along the way.
Elspeth has been researching
the theme of Jewish culture and leisure. She has recently been able to help her
daughter do some RE homework, designing a Jewish menu, as a result of her
research into the Jewish diet.
Hull Jewish Community enjoying food together (Ref C DJC/4/2/24)
Another fascinating aspect
of the Jewish culture that Elspeth has learnt more about is the whole concept
of the ‘Mikvah’ (occasionally spelt
mikveh); a Jewish ritual immersion bath. We will look at what a mikvah is, and the history of the mikvah in Hull in a future blog so watch this space.