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
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
Private Patricia Vinico Grigg in the Australian Women’s Army
Her WW2 service certificate.
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.
Patricia Grigg with adoptive father Charles Leslie Grigg
Pnina’s mother Dorothea Vinnicombe
Mark Berkman taken shortly before the death of his mother
Pnina and Gerszon (Gary) Berkman with son Mark Melbourne 1950
Mark’s new-found cousins from left to right: Lois Langdon and Jean Williams
Mark and Rivka Berkman’s wedding day
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
Mark and Rivka Berkman, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2016
Maccabean article 16 July 2010: