Johannesburg, South Africa


Solly Jossel




Dear Fellow Arcs and Friends


Greetings from Western Australia and I hope you are all well.


Happy New Year to you all for 2016 - time really does seem to fly.



This week we share with you the sad news of the passing of Solly Jossel the last of the Ochberg Orphans living in South Africa.


Max Goldman emails from Johannesburg and speaks for us all


So sorry to have to give you the very sad news of Solly Jossel's passing.


Solly was surely one of the true legends of The Arc and the Ochberg story!


What a rough start he had in life......his father being murdered in cold blood in Russia by some brigands while trying to assist a young woman who was being harassed by them......all this while his mother was pregnant with Solly.


In Solly's last years he was very frail and his hearing and eyesight were quite poor, yet it was always a pleasure to be in his and Sylvia's presence.

They say that your face tells your story........ reveals your character.......looking into the faces of Sylvia And Solly I could only ever see one thing..............GOOD!!

Solly will be much missed!

Sincere condolences to Sylvia and all of Solly's family.


Best to you


Max and all Old Arcs and Ochberg descendants



Attached is Solly Jossel's story from the More Arc Memories book

Thanks to David Solly Sandler for allowing us to use this article