Kimberley, South Africa



With the help of those who lived there, we are compiling a database of families who lived in Kimberley with their stories, biographies, pictures and reminiscences. This will of course take time.  Please click here to our questionnaire.

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List of Kimberley people that we know of. Write to Eli and Geraldine if you see any gaps

Families A – D

Allen, Gary

Apter Family

Apter, Mendel

Auerbach, Geraldine, (nee Kretzmar)

Auerbach, Ronald (married to Geraldine Auerbach)

Awerbuck, Raphael and family (Awerbuck and Brown)

Barnett, Laz and Freda (nee Jawno)

Beit, Alfred

Benjamin, Basil

Benjamin, Bernard

Benjamin, Judy (death announcement)

Benn (nee Brown), Delia

Bergman, Jacob and Amalia, (née Friedlander)

Berman (nee Brown), Cherille

Bernard (nee Levinsohn) Gail

Bernstein, Harris and Flora

Bonas, Charles

Borkum, Philip & Ella (nee Heydenreich)

Brown, Harry and family (Awerbuck and Brown)

Brown, Ivor

Cantor, Jane Beth (Granddaughter of Aaron Senderovitz)

Capon, Joy

Cohen, Barnerd (Barney) - Mayor 1931-32

Cohen, Bessie, death announcement

Cohen, Cecil and Jean

Cohen, (nee Cohen), Fay (Eulogy)

Cohen, Leonard (Webby) (Eulogy)

Chonin, Edel

Chonin, Leon

Chonin, Seville

Clingman (nee Kroll), Estella (Stella)

Cvi, Anna (now Teper)

Dalrymple, Mike (re Dr Solly Perel and other families)

Datnow Family

Datnow (nee Shain), Lisette

David, Louis and Connie (of A David & Co)

Diamond Family

Families E – K

Eberlin, Stanley

Edelman Family

Ellis, Sam, Edith & son Raymond

Finberg, Mickey & Dorothy

Frank, Jeffrey

Frank, Masel and Nita and family

Friedman, Joe & Kate (nee Bergman) & son David

Friedman, Norma (nee Levinsohn) & Milton

Geller (nee Malkenson) Sharon late wife of Jeff (Eulogy)

Ginsberg Family

Gillis (nee Toube), Daphne Rose

Goldberg, Abe

Goldberg, Mr & Mrs Bernard & Family

Goldberg, Isidore

Goldberg, Solomon, Deborah & Family

Goldberg, Rev Chaim, Tribute by Leon Chonin

Goldenbaum, Louis, Joseph & Pearly

Goldenbaum, Myra & Joseph

Goldman, Buddy

Goodman (nee Cohen), Sarah

Grant (nee Frank), Sheila

Grigson (nee Dave), Barbara

Gross, Elias, Frank & Joshua

Haas, Gertie, Ivor & Family

Haberfeld, Gus & Family

Hammar Family

Hammerschlag, Jeff

Harris, Colonel Herbert Sextus

Harris, Cyril

Harris Col Sir David

Harris (nee Gluckman), Monica

Harris, Solomon & Harry

Hecht, Harold

Hertog, Lucien

Horwitz, Monica (death announcement)

Hotz, Hilda & Charlie

Hotz, Seidle Doreen & Hymie

Isaacs, Rev Harris

Isaacson, Louis (HOD Lodge)

Jacobson, Dan (obituary)

Jacobson, Solly & Julie (nee Lurie)

Jawno, Brian (death announcement)

Jawno, Lionel

Jocum, Hirsch

Joseph (nee Horwitz), Pamela

Joseph, Philip (obituary)

Katz, Jules (Obituary)

Katz (nee Chin), Shirley (Obituary)

Klein, Grace (death announcement)

Klein, Jennifer (now Lipsitz)

Klein, Miriam widow of Mike (Eulogy)

Klewansky, Theo

Klisser, Bernard Philanthropist

Konviser, Rev Maurice (1927 - 1935)

Kotkis, Eleanor

Kretzmar, Beryl (née Bergman)

Kretzmar, Noel

Kretzmar, Theodore

Families L – R

Levinsohn Gail (now Bernard)

Lewis, Coleman and Family

Lewis, Marion Anne (nee Schild)

Maresky, Jack, Shim & Helen

Mendelsohn, Rev Meyer & his son, Sidney

Michalson, Lance

Mehl (nee Slomowitz), Claire widow of Goldie Mehl (Eulogy)

Milwidsky (nee Shein), Mavis

Moross Family

Nogid, Harry

Odes, Solly, Sheila and Family

Perel, Dr Solly (Dalrymple, Mike)

Rauff, Arnold (obituary)

Robins (nee Schrire), Gwynne

Rosenstrauch, Simon & Gladys

Families S - Z

Sacks, Marc

Sagar, William and Family

Salkinder, Cyril

Sandler, Jonty

Schrire, Louis

Schrire, Samuel

Schrire, Velva (Vaal)

Seidle, Doreen (nee Hotz) and Hymie

Senderovitz, Aaron

Senderovitz, Raphael

Shapiro, Woolf (Willie)

Shein, Poddy

Solsky (nee Buirski), Beverly

Sperber, Michael

Stein, Leslie

Steinberg (nee Frank), Alma

Steinberg, Mark

Stone, Samuel George

Strano (nee Benjamin), Esther

Sussman Cecil and Natalie

Sussman, Philip and Augusta (nee Cohen)

Teper (nee Cvi), Anna

Tockar, Jean, nee Ginsberg

Toube, Louis, Gerty & Family

Toube, Trevor Philip

Weinberg (nee Capon), Victoria

Weinstein, Benjamin (Bennie)

Weinstein, Lipi and Hannah (nee Erhlich)

Werner, Rabbi Oscar, Tributes by Leon Chonin & Bernard Werner

Witepski, Wilhelm & Alice & their children

Wulf, Rev Bernard

Zweiback, Solomon


Harris Family


Compiled by Geraldine Auerbach MBE, London

Updated February 2024

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