LondonLondon Walks

The Old Jewish Quarter

Beschreibung des Whitechapel Walks, den ich im Oktober 2006 gemacht habe:

This walk traces the history of London’s Jewish community in the East End. It’s a story that embraces the poverty of the pogrom refugees and the glittering success of the Rothschilds; the eloquence of the 19th-century Prime Minister Disraeli and the spiel of the Petticoat Lane stallholder; the poetry of Isaac Rosenberg and the poetry-in-motion of Abe Saperstein’s Harlem Globetrotters. Set amid the alleys and back streets of colourful Spitalfields and Whitechapel, it’s a tale of synagogues and sweatshops, Sephardim and soup kitchens. And on this day of all days the past isn’t dead; it isn’t even past…because the famous old Petticoat Lane street market will be going full tilt and we’ll show you the best of it. After we’ve visited the historic Bevis Marks synagogue!