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Bevis Marks - war memorial Bevis Marks Synagogue

Plaque: Bevis Marks - war memorial

Inscription

In honoured memory of the Yehidim and sons of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation London who gave their lives for their country, 1914 – 1918.
{An alphabetic list of 39 names. See Subjects commemorated.}

1939 - 1945
{An alphabetic list of 20 names. See Subjects commemorated.}

Yehidim or, more usually Yehudim, comes from the Bible and means the Kingdom of Judah, or the tribe of Judah, or Jews.

Site: Bevis Marks Synagogue (3 memorials)

EC3, Bevis Marks

The Synagogue, accessed through the arch, is in the courtyard behind this office block, with its front door facing north-west. On the front of the Synagogue is the war plaque and above the door: a plaque giving the date of the building as 1701 and a clock dated 1858. Sacred Destinations has photos showing all this. The London Wall plaque is to the right of the entrance to the courtyard, in the covered arcade over the pavement that you can see in our photo.

The courtyard also used to house the congregation’s school, almshouse and orphanage. The synagogue survived WW1 and WW2 unscathed but was damaged in 1992 by the IRA Baltic Exchange bombSpitalfields Life have many photos of the inside of the synagogue and Sephardi has a full history.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Bevis Marks - war memorial

Information Subjects commemorated

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46166

World War 1

We'd always assumed that this war was known as the Great War until WW2 came a...

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46167

World War 2

Sorry, we've done no research on WW2, it's just too big a subject. But do vis...

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50070

Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation

Initially called 'sha'arhashamayim', the Gate of Heaven, this was the first p...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Bevis Marks - war memorial

Information Also at this site

73587

Bevis Marks - reclaimed

After some investigation we realised that this stone-work is only a few feet ...

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73586

London Wall Walk - 7 - Bevis Marks

No visible bit of the Wall that we could see. On our London Wall page is a li...

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