Sidi Una Levy

Levy worked as the cook at Whittingehame Farm School. Whittingehame ran from 1939-1941 and was a non-profit making organisation which aimed to educate and train Jewish children in the range of agricultural skills which would enable them to be useful contributors to both their British hosts and potentially to Jewish Palestine.

Levy then worked at Thaxted Farm. Thaxted was a farm in Essex, England, purchased by Bachad, a religious Zionist youth movement that was the forerunner of today’s Bnei Akiva. On the farm, Bachad prepared young people to go to the newly established State of Israel and set up a religious kibbutz.

Levy then became the matron at Millisle hostel in Northern Ireland where she replaced Mrs Friedmann, the wife of Dr Fridolin ‘Ginger’ Friedmann. Millisle helped to look after part of the third group of the boys brought to the UK in 1946.

This profile was written by Ruby Kwartz.

Associated Hostels:

Thaxted Farm

Millisle Hostel

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