Watch these short clips from interviews with actor, director and playwright Steven Berkoff and Lord Michael Levy talking about the Jewish community groups in Hackney and the East End where they grew up.
Examining The Vanishing Street – in groups
In groups look at these still images from the film The Vanishing Street, a film made in 1962 about an East End street largely populated by Jewish people.
Decide for each image whether you think it represents a location, a job or a symbol of Judaism. Make your choice by clicking the tab below the image.
What impression do you get of the world of The Vanishing Street from these still images? Is there anything that strikes you as very different or very similar to today?
Now watch the opening sequence to The Vanishing Street. While you watch, try to spot the locations and jobs represented.
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