The Lost Jews of Cornwall


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This first major study dealing exclusively with the history of the Jews of Cornwall shows there were flourishing Jewish communities in Falmouth and Penzance - and to a lesser extent in Truro and elsewhere - in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It tells the story of the growth and decline of these communities, highlighting the main personalities like Lemon Hart who gave his name to the world-famous rum. There are chapters on Jews in Cornish folklore and place-names; Jews and Cornish tin mining; the Jewish communities in Falmouth, Penzance and Truro and other settlements; occupations and trades; Cornish-Jewish families, and the rabbis and synagogues. There is a complete survey of the Falmouth and Penzance Jewish cemeteries, with headstone transcriptions and biographical details. 230mm x 155mm 344 pp photographs, appendices and bibliographies ISBN 1 900178 27 3 softback

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