Most people assume that there is little that can be said about Dublin’s Jewish community in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, due to the lack of available information. For this reason, many of the materials that have survived have been neglected over the years by chroniclers and historians, and communal life in this period has remained largely undocumented. Using a variety of sources, many of which are held in the archives of the Irish Jewish Museum, this talk will show that although the historical sources are scant and patchy it is in fact possible to reconstruct a reasonable picture of communal life in this period.
Natalie Wynn was a mature student of Biblical and Theological Studies at Trinity College Dublin from 2003-2007. She has just submitted her PhD thesis on the history and internal politics of Ireland’s Jewish community during the mass emigration period (1881-1914).
The Irish Jewish Museum, 3 Walworth Road, Sth Circular Rd, Dublin 8.
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