Myer’s Story

I Hear My Name Being Called

A short play written by Mike Levy, based on the unpublished letters of his uncle, Private Myer Tompofski MM

MYER’S STORY
The true story of a young lad from Leeds who went to war

On morning of 27th September 1918 the name of  25-year old Rifleman Myer Tompofski MM was added to the Roll of Honour to become one of the 137 Leeds Jewish Lads who paid the ultimate sacrifice  during First World War. He died during the last big push by the Allied armies against those of the Kaiser, just forty-five days before the Armistice declared on the 11th November 1918.

One hundred years later Myer Tompofski was remembered through his own words in a dramatisation, by his nephew Mike Levy, of a collection of his letters to his mother Annie who lived on St Luke’s Street Leeds. His father Hyman had already died when the letters had been written.

THE SCRIPT

THE SCENERY SLIDES

Milim acknowledges the support provided by The National Heritage Lottery Fund  without which this project would not have been possible. For further information about  the National Lottery Heritage Fund click here

Below are resources about the First World War and Myer Tompofski

1 MYER’S STORY

2 THE FIRST WORLD WAR

3 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT WORLD WAR I

4 FAMOUS BATTLE OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

5 TAKE ONE PHOTO

6 THE LETTERS

7 MYER’S LETTER HOME PAGE 1

8 MYER’S LETTER HOME PAGE 2

9 MYER’S LETTER HOME PAGE 3

10 DRAMA

11 POPPIES

12 MUSIC

13 YOUR FAMILY