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The Jews In South Africa - An Illustrated History (Paperback): Richard Mendelsohn, Milton Shain

The Jews In South Africa - An Illustrated History (Paperback)

Richard Mendelsohn, Milton Shain

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Spanning the past two centuries, The Jews in South Africa explores the fascinating role played by this small but highly significant community in the economic, political, social and cultural life of this country.

This richly illustrated story – the first comprehensive history to appear in over 50 years – includes a wide range of historically important photographs, many long unseen, and encompasses a broad swathe of Jewish life, from the bimah and the boardroom to the bowling green. Beginning with the first Jewish immigrants to South Africa, and depicting the fragility of the early foundations and the shifting fortunes of this infant community, the book traces its development to robust maturity amidst turbulent social and political currents. These include the strident antisemitism of the 1930s, the moral dilemmas of the apartheid era, the subsequent turbulent transition towards a non-racial democracy, the birth of the New South Africa and the fresh challenges and promise that have followed in its wake up to the present day.

Included are such personalities as Barney Barnato, Helen Suzman, Joe Slovo, Sol Kerzner and Rabbi Cyril Harris, as well as many others who have made an important mark in their fields.

The Jews in South Africa will be of great interest to every member of the Jewish community living both in South Africa and in their adoptive countries, as well as for all wishing to learn more about this highly energetic and innovative community whose contribution in many spheres of life has so greatly influenced and enriched the history of South Africa.

General

Imprint: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: November 2014
Authors: Richard Mendelsohn • Milton Shain
Dimensions: 245 x 185 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 237
ISBN-13: 978-1-86842-648-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Humanities > History > African history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Jewish studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > General
Books > History > African history
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
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LSN: 1-86842-648-3
Barcode: 9781868426485

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