The author of this article is Howard Phillips, Professor of History at UCT. I met Howard on my recent visit to Cape Town. We had a delightful chat on our Sunday morning walk around Claremont and Wynberg. It was a magnificent summer’s day.
My thanks again go to Solly Berger and the Board of the Great Synagogue for allowing me to post this series on my blog.
These two photos were taken in March 1953. They represent a series of threads I have researched and the amazing stories I have uncovered and their outcomes!
If you are interested in Jewish family history and want to know why we should share photos and stories, and the consequences of doing so, please read my blog this week: