Soon after you begin your Radical Jewish East End tour you will encounter a number of important landmarks, such as Angel Alley, where the Jewish anarchist tradition lives on and
Gardiners Corner where East Enders blocked the path to Mosley’s fascists.
During the tour you will find out how and why so many Jews came to the East End from the Russian Empire and how they coped with the challenges of their new
circumstances – in the workplace, in housing, and in education. You will find out about some special individuals such as Rudolf Rocker, Morris Mindel and Hannah Billig.
You will also learn about the organisations that were created such as the International Workingmen’s Education Club and the Workers Circle, discover the site of the first Jewish bakers’ cooperative, and find out what led to the Princelet Street riot.
What they say about “The Radical Jewish East End” tour:
“Your walk was interesting, instructive, moving and funny! Every lover of London and every lover of freedom should take it. It makes one understand the great soul of London.” (Prof. Carlotta F – Milan, Italy)
“It was brilliant. I learnt a great deal about a tradition that is as relevant today as ever it was a hundred or more years ago. Thank you too for your passion and humour, for your roots, and most of all for sharing this with us.” (Philip T, West Yorkshire)
“Suddenly the East End has a new look to it. Dave is a natural stand-up who knows the East End like the back of his hand – and there’s a curry in Brick Lane at the end. A fabulous evening.” (Clair C – north London)