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Mr. Bernhard Baron
In the East End of London, crowds gather to watch Jewish millionaire Bernhard Baron unveil an important new building
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins
In London’s East End, then the heart of Britain’s biggest Jewish community, millionaire philanthropist Bernhard Baron lays the foundation stone for a new multi-purpose settlement building. The new centre will provide 'cradle-to-grave' services for local Jewish people, from maternity clinics to youth and sports clubs, a gym, religious instruction, assistance for elderly people and even burial services. It still stands today, but has been converted into flats. Baron died a year later, aged 79.
- United Kingdom
Jewish Britain on Film
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