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Interesting newspaper articles and also video clips and broadcasts pertaining to the Kimberley Jewish community:


Kimberley Jews and the Second World War


Mendel Apter and Fresh Lemons


Jewish Community of Upington


10 most important wholesalers in Kimberley


Jabotinsky’s Visit to Kimberley in 1938


Spanish Flu Epidemic in Kimberley October November 1918


The History of the UJW History of the Kimberley Branch


Read Leon Chonin’s article about Jewish Education in Kimberley  


Smous – the way many of our forefathers started out making a living in South Africa.

Read an article by Geraldine Auerbach MBE, London, January 2020. Smouse


Read the fascinating story of Alfred Beit, Rhodes special friend and collaborator (revised version posted December 2017)

https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kimberley/Alfred_Beit


Alexandersfontein - Kimberley’s Fashionable Resort

Where our parents and grandparents dined, danced and even had their honeymoons!   
By Geraldine Auerbach MBE (Posted September 2017)


History of Medicine on the Diamond Fields - Read the talk delivered by Dr Noel Kretzmar to the Scottish Society of the History of Medicine at his old Alma Mater, Edinburgh University in the 1970s

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1081541/pdf/medhist00119-0055.pdf  


The Harry Oppenheimer Barmitzvah Myth

http://www.sajr.co.za/news-and-articles/2015/10/21/jewish-kimberley-full-of-old-wives-tales


Book review: The Last Mentsch’ a novel by Peter Bayer, partly set in Kimberley by Trevor Toube September 2015


Read Steve Lunderstedt’s historical article on the 112th anniversary of the opening of the Kimberley Memorial Road Synagogue from his site 'Kimberley Calls and Recalls...'


Read about the four Barmitzvahs that took place in Kimberley Shul in January 2005! http://www.africanjewishcongress.com/ncrsa2.htm

Read about the 110th anniversary celebrations of the Kimberley synagogue consecrated in 1902 

http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/kimberley-synagogue-anniversary-marked-by-south-african-jews

 

Watch the SABC footage of the celebrations of 110 years on You Tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=labuYuh4bRs

 

Read an interesting article from 1931 about Colonel Sir David Harris

http://www.jta.org/1931/11/04/archive/a-jewish-pioneer-of-south-africa-colonel-sir-david-harris-grand-old-man-of-south-african-jewry-def


Read about the worrying cemetery murder
http://www.africanjewishcongress.com/ncrsa1.htm

The Great Kimberley Diamond Robbery

Diamond Robbery


Wayne Sussman on Kimberley at Limmud Oz, Melbourne in June 14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ksSR5CJAfY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOTs-YRqZFU