By Stadmin, posted on February 3, 2016 - כ"ד שבט תשע"ו at 3:43 pm.

Michael Kushner Lecture Mon. 7 March 2016  ”Jewish Bletchley Park”

Michael Kushner had a supper at his Aunt, Lee Anderson, before coming to our Shool Hall on Monday evening 7 March, to speak about the Jewish aspects of Bletchley Park, the centre of the top secret Code-breaking of the German Enigma machine, during our battle for survival in WW2.

He had prepared his Presentation very well beforehand, and before a full and interested audience, he proceeded to give a picture of Bletchley Park, from it’s Private ownership in the Rothchild family before the War,to it’s highly secret and vital work during the War, as the centre of British Code-breaking and Intelligence.

His picture did not attempt to go into the complex Mathmatics of the Code Work, but it did shine a bright light on the human side of those who were drawn into the work. In particular, he brought out just how many Jewish minds took part in this vital battle of defeating the Nazi Machine, and their intent, not just of having the ”Final Solution” for the Jews of Europe, but for us too, had they reached this country.

His Lecture was enjoyed and appreciated by those present. They also enjoyed both the Raffle that was held, and the Buffet provided by Lee Anderson and her Ladies Guild. Many remained chatting, for some time after the Lecture had ended, enjoying the company.

We are now beginning the planning for our 3rd Lecture, a Musical Evening on a Jewish Theme, given by Philip Hyman, on Monday evening, 4 APRIL 2016 @ 8pm