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Joshua Davis Norden, SV/PROG 3 (1804 - 1846)

Hazel Dakers' Family History at www.hazeldakers.co.uk Written by Hazel Dakers: Joshua Davis Norden is reputed to be the only Jew to whom there is a monument in an Anglican cathedral. As Captain of ...

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Marcus Mordeçai Norden, SV/PROG 1 (1791 - 1846)

Marcus Norden is described as a storekeeper but, like his brothers, was also an auctioneer and regularly advertised as such in the Grahamstown Journal. He was a keen whist player and apparently conside...

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Jakob Langermann (1866 - 1898)

The Hebrew inscription in his father's prayerbook lists his birth date as the 6th of Kisslev 5627. He went to Johannesberg, South Africa. The family story is that he lost all his money in a card ga...

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Max Langermann (1859 - 1919)

His Hebrew birthdate is listed as 7th of Adar II 5619 in his father's prayerbook (see that image in the sources here) and was circumcised on the feast of Purim (15th of Adar II that year). He went to...

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Sir Otto John Beit, 1st Baronet of Tewin Water MP (1865 - 1930)

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Michael Welensky, SV/PROG (c.1843 - d.)

Michael Welensky was trhe first President of the Gwelo (Gweru in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) Hebrew Congregation around 1897. He was drawn to the Kimberley diamonds of South Africa where he made and l...

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Heinz Wallach (1916 - d.)

Heinz Wallach, a middle child with two sisters, was born in Soest, Westphalia, Germany, on 24 January 1916 to Ernst and Clara Wallach. His father was a grain merchant. As conditions in Germany worsen...

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Solomon Meyerowitz (deceased)

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Gustav Imroth MP (1862 - 1946)

Gustav Imroth (29 June 1862 – 10 October 1946) Gustav was a minor Randlord who played a role in the development of the South African diamond-mining industry and sports. He was born in Friedb...

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Rabbi Dr Joseph Herman Hertz MP (1872 - 1946)

Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz, CH (September 25, 1872- January 14, 1946) was a Jewish Hungarian-born Rabbi and Bible scholar. He is most notable for holding the position of Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdo...

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Nadine Gordimer-Gavronsky, Nobel Prize in Literature 1991 MP (1923 - 2014)

Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 - 13 July 2014) was a South African writer and political activist. She was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature when she was recognised as a woman "who through h...

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Abba Kushlick (1842 - 1915)

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Max (Menachem Mendel) Kaplan (deceased)

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Joe Slovo MP (1926 - 1995)

Yossel Mashel Slovo was born in Lithuiania in 1926 to a Jewish family who emigrated to South Africa when he was eight. His father worked as a truck driver in Johannesburg. Slovo left school in 1941 and...

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Barney Barnato MP (1851 - 1897)

BARNEY BARNATO (21 February 1851 – 14 June 1897) Barnett Isaacs grew up in Whitechapel, the very poor East End of London in an area that was predominantly a Jewish neighborhood. The Isaacs f...

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Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, SV/PROG MP (1880 - 1957)

describes re Ernest: "His first wife, May Pollack, with whom he had two sons, died in 1934, and his son Frank died after a swimming accident in Madeira in 1935. He underwent a spiritual crisi...

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Harry Frederick (Frederich) Oppenheimer (1908 - 2000)

Harry Oppenheimer (1908–2000) Born 28 October 1908 and died at age 91 on 19 August 2000, Harry Oppenheimer was a leading South African businessman and one of the richest men in the world. His ...

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