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Editor: Saul Issroff
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SAfrica SIG and Jewishgen Inc.
Updated: 10 August 2022

Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy SA-SIG

Genealogical Conferences
and Seminars


42nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
August 21 - 25, 2022

JewishGen Southern African SIG meeting
Monday, Aug 22, 2022, 10 am - 11 am Eastern Daylight Time

During the meeting, Roy Ogus (SA-SIG Vice President) will present an overview of the SA-SIG history and resources followed by a discussion period.

Resources for the meeting

  1. Shemot article: Researching SA Jewish Genealogy

  2. Resource Guide for South African research

Earlier events
Book Launch and Discussion
Thursday 23 February 2017, 18h30 for 19h00
The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre invite you to join us in conversation with Solly Kaplinski at the launch of his book:
*A World of Pains: A Redemptive Parable?*
by Solly Kaplinski

The terrible events which took place in Lithuania during the Holocaust are the backdrop for this fictionalised story. Kaplinski has drawn on his own family history and historical research to build a psychological thriller around his central protagonist who is a highly respected American lawyer.
Drawing on his experiences as an educator and psychologist and grappling with the way in which trauma affects all involved in it, Kaplinski examines the complexity of memory and how the past remains with us even if only in the darkest recesses of the mind.
*Solly Kaplinski* was formerly Headmaster of Herzlia School in Cape Town, and thereafter the head of Jewish Day-Schools in Canada. He subsequently worked at Yad Vashem for 6 years and since 2006 has been with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
Solly's parents, Izak and Sima, were Bielski partisans. His family history inspired the writing of this novella, as well as an anthology of poetry. He lives in Israel with his wife, three daughters, and nine grandchildren.
Thursday 23 February 2017, 18h30 for 19h00
Admission is free but booking is essential:
     Phone: (011) 640-3100
VENUE: *Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre*
     1 Duncombe Road, Forest Town, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2193, South Africa.


Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Gardens Shul Campus, Cape Town
7:30pm. Wednesday 8 February 2017
Due to Parliamentary activities please access the Gardens Shul Campus from the top of Hatfield Street.