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Jews arriving at Tilbury c1891

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Between 1870 and 1914 about 120,000 Russian and Polish Jews sought refuge in Britain from persecution in their homelands. Few spoke English. Most settled in London's East End. This illustration is captioned "The Alien Invasion: Searching the baggage of immigrant Jews in the Transit Shed at Tilbury" c1891
Essex Record Office 1/Mb360/1/27

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30th Jan 2009 by Lesley Walker

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Citizenship, Geography, History, ICT

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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Jew Jewish 19th century Tilbury aliens anti-Jewish invasion docks newspapers pogroms Russia Poland

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