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East End Jewish Cemeteries : Brady Street & Alderney Road (Paperback) (Louis Berk)
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The Brady Street and Alderney Road cemeteries are among the oldest Jewish burial grounds in the UK, dating back to not long after the arrival of the Jewish immigrants in the time of Oliver Cromwell. There are some important memorials in both the Brady Street and Alderney Road cemeteries. For example, the progenitors of the Rothschild family in the UK are interred, as is that of the Hambros family. There is a magnificent memorial to Miriam Levy which is unusual in the use of both a bust of her face but also scenes from the bible on all four sides. At Alderney Road there are tombs to some of the earliest Jewish immigrants including the first Chief Rabbi of Great Britain. The photographs of the Brady Street and Alderney Road cemeteries are the product of over four years' work. Author and photographer, Louis Berk, was given unique and exclusive access to the cemeteries by their owner, the United Synagogue of Great Britain. The book is fully illustrated with beautiful images that have been taken with a fine-art landscape approach, which provide the reader with the opportunity to see the unique environmental aspects of the cemeteries – especially Brady Street – which are natural oases in an otherwise intensely urbanised environment. Brady Street contains a forest of trees and shrubbery, which contradicts the dense housing blocks that surround it. It is also in line of sight of the imposing commercial towers of the City of London.
Number of Pages: 96
Genre: Photography, Social Science
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Louis Berk
Street Date: September 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-8752
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