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Come and listen to some extraordinary stories of ordinary people lives as local historian Martin Peagam explores how Jewish people from Eastern Europe settled in Teesside in the late nineteenth century, some escaping persecution and others seeking opportunity.

Friday 27 January 2023 at
Stockton Central Library, 10.45 – 11.45am
Norton Library, 1.15 – 2.15pm
Billingham Library, 3.45 – 4.45pm

Martin will also describe how Teesside responded to the plight of another generation of Jewish people, those persecuted by the ethnic cleansing policies of Nazi Germany in the 1930s, telling how those seeking an escape found a refuge in Teesside.

To book a free place, please contact Stockton Reference Library on 01642 528079 /


Free event - booking essential as places are limited.


Address: Stockton Central Library, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

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