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Rita Jacobson (Nussbaum)

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Death: March 20, 1992 (80)
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Place of Burial: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Berthold Nussbaum and Edna Johanna Nussbaum (Hartogs)
Ex-wife of Emanuel Jacobson
Mother of Pam Karp - Volunteer Curator and Private User

Occupation: World Olympic Bridge Player
Managed by: Pam Karp - Volunteer Curator
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About Rita Jacobson (Nussbaum)

During a time when the Apartheid Government limited education facilities for black children, Rita was co-founder of Entokozweni School in a black area and acted as Secretary/ Treasurer for many years. She survived in that role despite her son's pet mouse escaping and nesting in one of her document storage boxes and destroying all the important documents.

Rita was a top ranking International bridge player who represented South Africa at many International competitions including several Bridge Olympics. She received high acclaim for her ability and played with, and against, all the world's major bridge players. In 1984 she emigrated to Aust* ralia, and immediately established herself as a force on that country's bridge scene and it was just a matter of time before she was selected to represent Australia in International competitions.

Her acute mind and daunting intelligence was her trademark, yet she had a generosity of spirit that touched all she met and was a much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Some of the international tournaments in which Rita Jacobson participated:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Team_Olympiad

http://www.g-mattsson.de/download.php?cat=10_BRIDGE&file=WORLD_TEAM_OLYMPIAD_WOMEN.pdf

http://bali13.worldbridge.org/competitions/worldchampionships/TeamChampMembers.asp?qteamid=5023&qmenudetid=242

http://158.255.45.213/competitions/worldchampionships/PairsChampRP.asp?qtournid=416&qmenudetid=298

http://news.google.com/newspapers? nid=1955&dat=19740517&id=UAsrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Z5oFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4878,3828728

http://158.255.45.213/competitions/worldchampionships/PairsChampRP.asp?qtournid=416&qmenudetid=298 World Bridge - Spain

http://www.orchardsbridge.co.za/ritajacobson.pdf - the Annual Rita Jacobson Tournament created in Rita's name.

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Rita Jacobson (Nussbaum)'s Timeline

1911
August 3, 1911
Cape Town, South Africa
1992
March 20, 1992
Age 80
Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Sydney, NSW, Australia