South African Newspapers #general

shaul <shaul@...>

Bob McCarthy <b51mc@... > on 20 Sep 2002 asked about South Africa
Newspapers with reference to obit notices for her great grandmother and
great grandfather in The Jewish Chronicle of Manchester, England (1913 &
1914) and notation *South African newspaper please copy.* (For the
record: Mary Cohen d. Dec. 21, 1913; Fischel Cohen d. August 15, 1914).

J.S. Judelowitz, writing on 'The Jewish Press in South Africa' in the 1929
SA Jewish Yearbook, notes around 40 Jewish newspapers. Many were short
lived and in Yiddish, some with English supplements >from time to time. The
main English paper in 1913 was The Zionist Record, which commenced
publication in 1908. Jewish Chronicle obituaries may have been copied >from
time to time, to inform relatives and friends in South Africa,but would
not have any additional information.

A better way of looking, if you have the names of the relatives ( prior to
1914) is on the Poor Jews' Temporary Shelter Database as many of the
immigrants to SA passed through the shelter.
Also see the SA SIG website at

Saul Issroff

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