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17 War years and Military Service

Many Jewish community members served in the British Army. World War II was a very significant event for the community. It brought many Jewish refugees from Europe and Burma to Calcutta. Many Jewish troops from the Allied forces were stationed in Calcutta, which also altered the contours of the community.

This exhibit has a few images of Jewish engagement in the World Wars; essays remembering the War Years and its impact on the community; and the memories of the European Jews in Calcutta.