South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica "UNION - Blaetter der Emigration" Digitized and on the Web. #southafrica
Parallel to the "Aufbau" publication in England and the USA, "UNION -
Blaetter der Emigration" was published in South Africa under the
editorship of Dr H.O. Simon between 1939 and 1948. It is a depiction
of the life of those Jews who managed to escape Nazi Germany and who
began life anew in the South African refuge.
I am delighted to be able to report that I have finally managed
it! It can be reached from
where I have more of the background of this publication and directly at
Where only possible the text is fully searchable
The file is LARGE! and will take a little while to download. I am
still hoping that someone can teach me how to improve that. I am
equally hoping that rather than be mounted on the Search and Unite
site, it will find a home on a more suitable server where the history
of German Jewish refugees >from Nazi Germany is centered.
The quality of the microfilm which I worked >from was relatively
poor. It took a great deal of coaxing my ABBYY FineReader 12
software to produce the outcome - but now, after two-and-a-half years
it is finally done.
I see the site also as a memorial to those who brought UNION to the
public and will welcome any comments, additions and corrections of
the data I have assembled.
There is a paper version UNION is available at the Deutsche National
Bibliothek and the post-war only issued at the South African National Library.
Be well, have a healthy 2018