Jewish Military Museum

Poster for Jewish Museum London exhibition, 'For King and Country' • Jewish Military Museum, AJEX

The Jewish Military Museum is a collection and archive of material relating to the military history of Jews in British and commonwealth service. It is housed in the Jewish Museum, London and is funded by the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen Charitable Foundation.

Archive Description

The archive consists of material concerning Jews in the military and the history of AJEX (Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen), mostly drawn from UK and Commonwealth content, but also including some overseas records including those from Israel due to the historical overlap. In general it covers the role of Jewish men and women in British society and defence, and the collection includes records such as military and official documents, personal documents, written and recorded testimony. It also holds other artefacts including, photographs, uniforms, medals (including a Victoria Cross), memorial plaques, military items and personal objects.

Access Information

Researchers can request to visit the archive and can book via the JMM staff based at the Jewish Museum London who will explain details/conditions. Enquiries can be made to the AJEX archivist Martin Sugarman through the AJEX website contact page. General enquiries about the archive can be made to Paula Kitching

Digital Accessibility

As of time of writing, around thirty percent of the collection has been digitised. The Jewish Military Museum intends to fundraise the money needed to complete the digitisation process.
There is currently no online catalogue but researchers may be able to access a collection contents file on request.