The Story Of Pnina Berkman’s Matseva

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Pnina Berkman’s matseva at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth

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The story about Pnina, her son Mark and his re-connection to his family, appeared in The West Australian on 24 January 2013

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Thanks to the researcher, Rose Raymen, for sharing this story with me, and Estelle Blackburn for writing it.

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“NO RECORD” RESULT letter from the Victorian BDM Registry in response to Mark Berkman’s request

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Private Patricia Vinico Grigg in the Australian Women’s Army

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Her WW2 service certificate.

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The Frances Barkman House in Balwyn Victoria where Mark Berkman stayed after his mother’s death

One can see the faces of the children looking out from the fence.

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Patricia Grigg with adoptive father Charles Leslie Grigg

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Pnina’s mother Dorothea Vinnicombe

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Mark Berkman

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Mark Berkman taken shortly before the death of his mother

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Pnina and Gerszon (Gary) Berkman with son Mark Melbourne 1950

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Mark’s new-found cousins from left to right: Lois Langdon and Jean Williams

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Pnina Berkman

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Mark and Rivka Berkman’s wedding day

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Mark and Rivka Berkman’s children from left to right: Son-in-law Shlomi Weizmann, son Hadar Berkman, granddaughter Bar Weizmann, daughter-in-law Tahel Berkman, son Tamir Berkman, daughter Rona Weizmann and granddaughter Mia Weizmann

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Mark and Rivka Berkman, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2016

Maccabean article 16 July 2010:

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More about:

Rose Raymen

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/gdansk/Zylberstein.html

Estelle Blackburn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estelle_Blackburn

Eric Cooke

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Edgar_Cooke

Perth KehilaLink

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/perth

 

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