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Infotable: Jewish people played a critical role in ending apartheid in South Africa. Meet a few of the most prominent Jews who spearheaded the fight for freedom.

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https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/mandelas-jewish-helpers

http://vilnews.com/2011-01-legendary-litvak-heroes-of-africa

“In the anti Apartheid South African Liberation Struggle it was estimated that Jews were represented by 2,500% in proportion to the white population. This stamp issue acknowledged the extraordinary sacrifices made by Jews to the liberation of their African brethren, and these stamps recognized some of the most significant contributors to global humanity in the 20th Century.” – The Legendary Heroes of Africa joint issue statement

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legendary_Heroes_of_Africa

Joe Slovo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Slovo

https://www.thoughtco.com/biography-joe-slovo-44164

Ruth First

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_First

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/ruth-heloise-first

Harry Oppenheimer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Oppenheimer

https://www.nytimes.com/2000/08/21/business/harry-oppenheimer-91-south-african-industrialist-dies.html

https://www.ehudlaniado.com/home/index.php/news/entry/diamond-portraits-harry-oppenheimer

Nadine Gordimer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadine_Gordimer#cite_note-13

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/15/books/nadine-gordimer-novelist-and-apartheid-foe-dies-at-90.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/when-mandelas-and-the-worlds-fate-changed-at-historic-rivonia-trial/2013/12/05/22033836-5e10-11e3-be07-006c776266ed_story.html

Baron Joffe (Joel Goodman Joffe)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Joffe,_Baron_Joffe

https://www.thejc.com/lord-joel-joffe-1.442240

Fun Fact: Joffe’s maternal granfather, Abraham Zevi Idelsohn was the teacher of Moshe Nathanson, composer of Hava Nagila. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Zevi_Idelsohn

Arthur Chaskalson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Chaskalson

https://mg.co.za/article/2012-12-03-sa-mourns-former-chief-justice-arthur-chaskalson/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_Resources_Centre

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/world/africa/arthur-chaskalson-south-african-chief-justice-dies-at-81.html

Sydney & Felicia Kentridge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felicia_Kentridge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Kentridge#cite_note-ft-4

https://www.ft.com/content/1ba7321a-5f08-11e2-9f18-00144feab49a

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2015-06-09-rights-campaigner-felicia-kentridge-dies/

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2010/oct/07/legal-heroes-sir-sydney-kentridge


Harold Joseph Hanson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Hanson_(lawyer)

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-03f0-the-men-of-rivonia

https://www.jta.org/1973/02/27/archive/harold-hanson-south-african-barrister-zionist-leader-dead-at-age-68

Helen Suzman (Helen Gavronsky)

https://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/02/world/africa/02suzman.html

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/helen-suzman

https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/suzman-helen

Solly Jacobson

https://www.litnet.co.za/nou-in-die-verlede-die-dag-toe-david-pratt-suid-afrika-se-eerste-minister-geskiet-het/

https://www.rcpe.ac.uk/obituary/dr-solomon-solly-jacobson-frcp-edin

https://sajmarchives.com/the-recollections-of-dr-solly-jacobson-memoir-series

Denis Goldberg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_Goldberg

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/03/denis-goldberg-the-man-who-offered-to-sign-his-own-death-warrant-to-save-nelson-mandela

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/denis-goldberg-death-anti-apartheid-south-africa-nelson-mandela-age-cause-a9500261.html

Ronnie Kasrils

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Kasrils

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/11/south-africa-apartheid-sacp-london-recruits

http://www.radionetherlandsarchives.org/operation-vula-a-secret-dutch-network-against-apartheid/

Harry Bloom

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Bloom#cite_note-westcape-3

https://www.lesbonscaracteres.com/sites/default/files/Dossiertransvaal.pdf

https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/specialcollections/tag/harry-bloom/

Pieter-Dirk Uys

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pieter-Dirk_Uys

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-11-13-wr-4525-story.html

Johnny Clegg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Clegg

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/arts/music/johnny-clegg-dead.html

Harry Schwarz

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Schwarz

https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/1924-apartheid-fighter-born-1.5248031

https://www.sajr.co.za/harry-schwarz-lawyer-politician-humanitarian/

Lazar Sidelsky

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazar_Sidelsky#cite_note-Gerald_Shaw-2

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2002/may/27/guardianobituaries.nelsonmandela

https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/South-Africas-father-and-my-father-334879

https://www.sajr.co.za/remembering-mandela-s-first-boss/

Nat Bregman

https://esat.sun.ac.za/index.php/Nat_Bregman

https://www.iol.co.za/the-star/nat-bregman-funnyman-with-heart-1103796

https://www.ijn.com/nat-bregman-anti-apartheid-activist/

Shulamith Muller

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/shulamith-muller

https://www.sahistory.org.za/sites/default/files/Alex_Hepple_South_African_Socialist_by_Bob_Hepple_WEB.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shulamith_Muller


Colin Legum

https://microform.digital/boa/collections/40/south-africa-under-apartheid-reports-and-research-by-a-journalist-1949-1995

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2003/jun/09/guardianobituaries.pressandpublishing

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/colin-legum-36609.html

Baruch Hirson

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/baruch-hirson

https://www.marxists.org/archive/hirson/biography.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baruch_Hirson


Wolfie Kodesh

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/wolfie-kodesh

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2002/nov/13/guardianobituaries

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfie_Kodesh

Albie Sachs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albie_Sachs

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/judge-albert-louis-albie-sachs

https://www.futurelearn.com/info/courses/global-citizenship/0/steps/121646

Israel A. Maisels

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/46721943.pdf

https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/maisels-israel-aaron

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_A._Maisels

Harold Wolpe

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/harold-wolpe

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Wolpe

https://theconversation.com/marxist-scholar-harold-wolpes-ideas-still-speak-to-south-africas-problems-120007

Mendel Kaplan

https://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Philanthropist-Mendel-Kaplan-dies-73

http://www.kaplancentre.uct.ac.za/sites/default/files/image_tool/images/151/Newsletter/Kaplan_Newsletter_2009.pdf

https://www.thejc.com/news/uk/mendel-kaplan-dies-1.12568

Ina Perlman

https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/perlman-ina

Bob Hepple

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Hepple

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2015/aug/26/sir-bob-hepple

Lionel “Rusty” and Hilda Bernstein

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilda_Bernstein

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_Bernstein


Arthur Goldreich

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Goldreich

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/jun/29/arthur-goldreich-obituary

Bernard Friedman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Friedman

https://prabook.com/web/bernard_saul.friedman/337030

Pauline Podbrey (Pessel Podbrez)

https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/podbrey-pauline

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/pauline-podbrey-0

Sonia Bunting

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Bunting

https://web.archive.org/web/20140510043221/https:/www.theguardian.com/news/2001/jun/07/guardianobituaries

Phyllis Altman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllis_Altman

https://www.theguardian.com/news/1999/sep/25/guardianobituaries1

Harold Rubens

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Rubens

https://vanrecital.com/tag/harold-rubens/

Yetta Barenblatt

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/yetta-barenblatt

Benjamin Pogrund

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Pogrund

https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVA7OXJ1P0EVAI1VJQ17NQIBWQFO-SOUTH-AFRICA-JOURNALIST-AND-EDITOR-OF-RAND-DAILY-MAIL-BOTH-FOUND/query/daily+mail

Richard Goldstone

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Goldstone

Lionel & Sadie Forman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadie_Forman

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/lionel-forman

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/sadie-forman

https://mg.co.za/article/2014-12-18-resilient-in-the-struggle/

http://www.seligman.org.il/webtrees/individual.php?pid=I5127&ged=Seligman%20Joffe%20Yachad%20Swartzman%20Gillis%20Sandman%20Lederman%20Fleishman.GED

Eli Weinberg

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/eli-weinberg

Hymie & Esther Barsel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Barsel

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/hymie-barsel

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/esther-barsel

https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/hanis-secretary-was-a-brave-fighter-419846

Ray Alexander Simons (Rachel Ester Alexandrowich)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Alexander_Simons

https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/alexander-simons-ray

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/ray-alexander-simons

Norma Kitson (Norma Belle Cranko)

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2002/jul/12/guardianobituaries

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norma_Kitson

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/norma-kitson

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/ian-david-kitson

Norman Levy

https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/norman-levy

https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/opinion-and-analysis/2020-07-12-leon-and-norman-levy-brothers-in-arms-against-social-injustice/

Leon Levy
https://www.sahistory.org.za/people/leon-levy

Ronald Segal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Segal

https://people.elmbridgehundred.org.uk/biographies/ronald-segal/

https://spartacus-educational.com/HISsegal.htm


Jules Browde

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Browde

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/mandelas-jewish-lawyer-jules-browde-dies-at-98-455549

https://forward.com/news/breaking-news/341600/jules-browde-south-african-lawyer-who-defended-nelson-mandela-dies-at-98/

Geoff Budlender

https://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/projects/caseconsortium/casestudies/130/casestudy/www/layout/case_id_130_id_277_c_bio.html

https://justice.org.uk/geoff-budlender/