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THE OCHBERG ORPHANS: AN EPISODE IN THE HISTORY OF THE CAPE JEWISH ORPHANAGE

Dr Veronica Belling, honorary research associate, Isaac & Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, University of Cape Town

In 1921 Ukrainian immigrant entrepreneur and president of the Cape Jewish Orphanage, Isaac Ochberg, travelled to the Ukraine and rescued 175 children, victims of the pogroms that accompanied the Civil War in the Ukraine in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution. This lecture will discuss Ochberg’s expedition in the context of the history of Oranjia, the Cape Jewish Orphanage.

 

Recommended reading

Belling, V.  2014. From Cape Jewish Orphanage to Oranjia Jewish  Children’s and Youth Centre: a Hundred Years of Caring for our Children. Cape Town: Oranjia Jewish Children’s and Youth Centre.

Sandler, D. S. 2011. The Ochberg Orphans and the Horrors From Whence they Came: the Rescue in 1921 of 181 Jewish Orphans  by Isaac Ochberg the Representative of the South African Jewish Community From the Horrors of the Pale of Settlement. Australia: David Solly Sandler.

 

 

Date: Monday 20 January
Time: 3.00 pm
COURSE FEES Full R118 Staff & Students R59
Venue: LT3 Kramer Law Building UCT