Talk: Jews in the Fire Service in World War II

Thursday November 23. 6.00 - 8.00

With Martin Sugarman and Stephanie Maltman.

At the Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London, EC2V 7HH. Tickets £5.90. Book at If you have any questions about booking, or are not able to book online, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7332 1869.

Books for sale at special discount.

Martin Sugarman’s riveting book about the role played by Jewish members of the wartime fire service, written in association with JEECS’s own Stephanie Maltman, featured in our magazine The Cable earlier this year. This event (NOT a JEECs event) is a great opportunity to learn more from Martin and Stephanie.

The important part played by Jewish citizens in the World War II Fire Brigade had been untold. Many were World War I veterans or unfit for the military, but they could do essential fire-fighting work and their contribution was enormous compared to the general population. Martin and Stephanie will be discussing the challenges they faced and telling stories, including one about the only George Cross won in the London Fire Brigade by a Jewish man, Harry Errington/Ehrengott.

Includes wine reception.

The Guildhall Library is a short walk from St Paul’s, Bank or Moorgate tube stations.

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