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Title: Founders and Followers - Johannesburg Jewry 1887-1915
Description: (Cape Town: Vlaeberg, 1991) 0947461094. . 4to; original brown boards, lettered in gilt and white to spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; endpaper map and plans; pp. 300, incl. index. Very slightly shelf-rubbed; a little spotting to top edge; earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper verso. Very good condition. "Johannesburg Jewry is unique among Jewish communities throughout the world because its people joined with others to become the founders of a city. Numbering ten per cent of the white population from mining camp days in 1886 onwards, Jews made a significant contribution to the growth of Johannesburg. In Founders and Followers - Johannesburg Jewry 1887-1915, largely through biographies of personalities, various writers tell the story of the pioneers in the period from the founding of the first congregation in 1887 to 1915, when the two largest congregations amalgamated. From mining magnates to merchants, from politicians to prostitutes, Jews were to be found in every walk of life. Deeply researched, including sources not used before, the book is annotated with notes and is profusely illustrated.".

Keywords: Yiddish. Lithuanian Settlers. Witwatersrand

Price: GBP 85.00 = appr. US$ 121.38 Seller: Christison Rare Books
- Book number: 10603

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