Evening Talk: "Charlie Lahr & Family: Routes and locations of an Émigré North London Bookseller and Anarchist

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Evening Talk: "Charlie Lahr & Family: Routes and locations of an Émigré North London Bookseller and Anarchist

Time: January 27, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham
Street: Lordship Lane, Tottenham
City/Town: LONDON
Website or Map: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/br…
Phone: 020 8808 8772
Event Type: local, history, talk
Event Added By: Deborah Hedgecock
Latest Activity: Jan 21, 2016

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Interested in (radical) Jewish history during the two World Wars in North London? Then come along to Bruce Castle Museum in Tottenham on Wednesday 27th January to hear Esther Leslie's free talk:

"Charlie Lahr and Family: Routes and locations of an Émigré North London Bookseller and Anarchist"

Wednesday 27 January 2016, 7.30pm

Doors open from 7pm.

Refreshments available. 

Free

Charlie Lahr came to London from Germany in 1905 and settled - or better unsettled - in Muswell Hill, including for a time at Alexandra Palace, where he was interned during the Great War. An anarchist and a book publisher, he was involved in various bohemian circles, and appears as a idiosyncratic character in many memoirs and histories of the period. His wife, Esther, a Jewish radical/ anarchist, moved from the East End cigarette factories to running the bookshop, as well as working in the large asylum Colney Hatch and giving soap box speeches.

This illustrated talk by Esther Leslie explores the lives of the Lahrs and their relations through two World Wars. It draws on the recently published memoir Yealm by Sheila Lahr (Unkant, 2015).

Supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle. 

Copies of the book will be on sale from the speaker.

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