The British Library

Eylan’s Story

I am a product of Europe’s colonial past and ethnic cleansing. I am Jewish, with my mothers family from Eastern Europe, fleeing pogroms / anti semitism . My fathers family, Bene Israel Jews of India, left Bombay after partition. My parents met in the East End,... immigrants ....quick to adapt and ...find love...and create anew.

All these stories are carried in me and my sister. Our apparent whiteness hiding a rainbow of stories and belongings.

-Eylan, Oxford

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