The Jewish Museum London showcases the social and cultural heritage of the Jewish people. Exhibits explore British Jewish History, religious ceremonial artifacts, art galleries, and beyond. The Holocaust Gallery somberly recalls the tragic events of the Second World War. Much of the collection comes from British born Leon Greenman who lived with his family in the Netherlands at the time. Unable to attain asylum in the UK, his wife Else and son Barney died in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Leon’s archive of photographs keeps their memory alive at the Jewish Museum.
Professor Cecil Roth, Alfred Rubens, and Wilfred Samuel founded The Jewish Museum of London in 1932. The museum’s original location in Woburn House in Bloomsbury later moved in 1994 to an early Victorian-style building in London’s hip Camden Town. The predominantly Jewish East End of London housed the London Museum of Jewish Life starting in 1983. Finally, through fundraising efforts, the two museums merged and opened The Jewish Museum London in 2010 in a former piano factory in Camden Town.