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Jewish servicemen outside South Portland Street Synagogue c 1916.

Around 1,200 Glasgow Jews enlisted in the armed forces during the First World War, of whom eighty-six died in action.

South Portland Street Synagogue opened in 1901 and was the focus of Judaism in the Gorbals.

Reference: PHO.S.0004

Reproduced with the permission of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

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First World War, Jews, kilts, servicemen, soldiers, South Portland Street Synagogue, synagogues, uniforms



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