Muizenberg High School

My Partisan Song Project presentation at Muizenberg High School

Muizenberg High School principal Leonie Jacobsen and I first met on Thursday night, 8 February, at a delightful Yiddish music concert, featuring singer Caely-Jo Levi at the Kalk Bay Theatre. Leonie was introduced to me by my cousin, Julian Reitstein, a teacher at her school.

With Yiddish singer, Caely-Jo Levi

With Julian Reitstein, Leonie Jacobsen and Lesley Abelsohn after the show.

Julian told Leonie about my previous night’s presentation at the Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Centre; the online collaboration class hosted by Herzlia High School with six schools in the FSU; and the inspiring concert at Highlands House retirement home on the same day. Without hesitation, Leonie invited me to address her students before I left Cape Town.

With Richard Freedman, director of the CT Holocaust Centre

The online class at Herzlia High School

The concert at Highlands House

At 9 am the following Monday, 12 February, I addressed 300 upper high school students at Muizenberg HS. Leonie organised everything in just one working day. What amazing organisation skills!

Here are photos from the morning.

Guests included Alice King, the US Consul (Education), who has offered to help facilitate the translation of the Partisan Song into Xhosa, so that next time I visit, the students can sing it in one of South Africa’s 11 official languages!


Muizenberg High School – Progredior since 1898

Muizenberg High School – Progredior since 1898

Progredior since 1898


Some of the honours’ boards and photos

The Muizenberg Kehilalink