Book about Brakpan Jews, South Africa #southafrica


Richard Gross
 

5 June 2022
 
Dear Genners
 
Does anyone have a copy of the History of Brakpan Jews by Maurice (Mo) Skikne that they don’t want anymore? I’m happy to purchase it and pay for the postage to Australia.
 
 
Chag Sameach
Beulah Gross (Australia)
 
 
Researching GROSS (L’wow; Leeds); JACOBS (Leeds; Kimberley, Johannesburg): CASPER (Pikeliai,LIthuania; South Africa; Israel)


pweinthal
 

This book was reviewed in the July 2018 issue of the journal of the JewishGen Southern African Special Interest Group (SA-SIG). The PDF contains contact information for the publisher who can provide a copy, or alternatively, sufficient information for a library to borrow a copy,
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https://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/newsletter/SA-SIG-NL-v15-02.pdf

History of Brakpan Jews by Maurice (Mo) Skikne - page 33, 36.

You may also wish to join this SIG and post your request on their message forum.

Sincerely,
Pat Weinthal, USA


On Sun, Jun 5, 2022 at 04:01 AM, Richard Gross wrote:

History of Brakpan Jews by Maurice (Mo) Skikne


Richard Gross
 

Hi Pat
Thank you for the quick reply. The publisher cannot help at all. My husband was born in Brakpan and Mo was a dear friend and a pole holder at our wedding. As we're in Australia we can't borrow a copy from a library. I will join the SA Sig now.
Regards
Beulah Gross, Australia 


pweinthal
 

How delightful! I was surprised to see how much information was available online about Brakpan Jews, especially about the now closed shul that was founded over 100 years ago.

The URL to JewishGen's Southern Africa SIG is a bit tricky to find. Saul Issrof has always been very responsive to inquiries. I'm sure you'll get assistance. If nothing else, perhaps scans of relevant pages in the book.

Sincerely,
Pat Weinthal, USA

https://www.jewishgen.org/SAfrica/

https://www.sajr.co.za/harvesting-brakpan-shuls-rich-history/


Saul Issroff
 

I do not have a copy, neither does the publisher. I have made suggestions privately re secondhand dealers in SA , to Beulah 
 
Saul Issroff 
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Regards
Saul

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Saul Issroff
London UK


paysach12
 

·       SKIKNE, M. 2017. The social history of the Brakpan Jewish community. Reach.


See the FaceBook Group "The Harvest Centre of Judaism & Equality" This is a centre that they turned Brakpan Shul into.
They have a little Jewish Library and exhibition. Maybe they have some contacts for spare copies of the Book you seek.
Maybe they have a copy they willing to take a few pics of for you where your family is mentioned.

Also are there any South African Jewry Book Collections in Australia? Perhaps a University or a shul with many ex South Africans?
Maybe they have a copy to borrow there? Or ask on your local Australian ex South African Jewish Group - if there is such a thing.

UCT/Kaplan Centre or the SAZF Issie Maisels Library at Beyachad or Gitlin Library in Cape Town may also have a copy they willing to take a few pics of.

Juan-Paul BURKE