Sephardi Voices UK

Sephardi Voices UK is a video and image archive held in the British Library. Its collection of interviews covers topics around family history, Middle Eastern Jewry, and Holocaust testimonies.

Archive Description

Sephardi Voices UK documents stories of childhood, displacement, migration, exile, and resettlement and brings to life the vibrant Jewish communities left behind, the journeys of migration and the rich culture and tradition of Sephardi/Mizrahi Jews.

The archive works to enable families and communities to connect with their past and celebrate their heritage, and for researchers and the general public to gain a unique window into the lives of Jewish communities which have been severely depleted or no longer exist. To date Sephardi Voices UK has interviewed 105 people from more than fifteen different countries including Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Iran – each with their own unique story.

Access Information

The archive can be accessed at the British Library and new readers are required to register with the library for access. Information on this process can be found on the British Library website.

For more information on visiting and using the archive, you can contact Sephardi Voices UK on its website or email directly at

Online Accessibility

Parts of Sephardi Voices UK archive are available online on the website, and the full collection can explored using the British Library’s online catalogue.

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