Founders and Followers: Johannesburg Jewry, 1887-1915

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Title: Founders and Followers: Johannesburg Jewry, 1887-1915
Author: Mendel Kaplan, Marian Robertson
Publisher: Vlaeberg Publishers (1991)
ISBN-10: 0947461094
ISBN-13: 9780947461096
Condition: Very Good, Slight rubbing along the top /bottom edges of the book
Binding: Hardcover with a Dust Jacket
Pages: 300
Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.0 x 3.0 cm

Weight: 1.7 kg

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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 on wards, 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 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.

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