ment. Due to their military experience the soldiers of the Jewish Brigade, and the others who joined the British Army played a significant role in the young Israeli Army. The Jewish Brigade Story and me Nowadays, the story of the Jewish Brigade has been forgotten and is quite unknown. Most of the soldiers have already passed away. This is why I have been working tirelessly over the last years to document the brigade members’ stories with the help of their books, letters and memoirs, and their children, who themselves are now pensioners. It is quite challenging as most of the people have changed their names from Europe-
an names to Hebrew names, women got married and have other names etc. With the help of an Israeli Radio Station and a variety of other initiatives, I have been able to put together a group of 500 people who are connected to the brigade through their families. I give a lot of lectures telling people about the Brigade and the Bricha, and after these lectures, people tell me stories, send me pictures, documents, diaries and letters. I have founded a facebook group which deals with the Brigade. The members are mostly of the second or third generation. It is hard work, but it is invigorating and the positive feedback from people has been inspiring.
Rami Latini is an active member of the Bricha Heritage Association and son of a company sergeant major in the Jewish Brigade during World War II.
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