Our main oral history collection consists of interviews given by Jewish people living in Manchester from the late 1970’s to the mid 1980’s. The topics covered in the interviews include immigration, home and school life, work, politics, anti-Semitism, war and religion.
Since the museum opened we have recorded interviews with prominent members of the Jewish community in the 1980’s and1990’s and we have also collected recording Jewish musical performances, lectures and events held in the community. We also hold many interviews with Holocaust survivors and refugees from Nazism in the 1930s.
Most of the testimonies are held on cassette tape but we are currently in the process of digitizing the collection. Copies of the interviews can be obtained on request.