Lieutenant Marcus BLOOM
Photos - Musée départemental de la Résistance et de la Déportation, Haute Garonne
Though often described as having been born in Tottenham, north London, Marcus Bloom was actually born in Shoreditch, in the East End of London, on 24 September 1907, the second of the four sons of Harry Bloom and his wife Anna (née Davidoff). The Blooms were a Jewish family, with roots in Poland for Harry, though born in England, and in Russia for Anna, born in Germany before being brought to England. Both their families lived in the Jewish community in the East End where Harry and Anna met and married. They initially lived in Brick Lane, but after Marcus was born they moved to Tottenham. During the First World War the family again moved, to Hove in Sussex. Marcus was sent to Craufurd College, a private boarding school for Jewish boys in Maidenhead, Berkshire and later to Hove High School. [Remainder of case study is complete - contact author for further details].
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