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The history of the Pietersburg [Polokwane] Jewish community

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dc.contributor.advisor Ginsberg, C. (Mr.) en Wiener, Charlotte en 2009-08-25T10:56:00Z 2009-08-25T10:56:00Z 2009-08-25T10:56:00Z 2006-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Wiener, Charlotte (2009) The history of the Pietersburg [Polokwane] Jewish community, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Jews were present in Pietersburg [Polokwane] from the time of its establishment in 1868. They came from Lithuania, England and Germany. They were attracted by the discovery of gold, land and work opportunities. The first Jewish cemetery was established on land granted by President Paul Kruger in 1895. The Zoutpansberg Hebrew Congregation, which included Pietersburg and Louis Trichardt was established around 1897. In 1912, Pietersburg founded its own congregation, the Pietersburg Hebrew Congregation. A Jewish burial society, a benevolent society and the Pietersburg-Zoutpansberg Zionist Society was formed. A communal hall was built in 1921 and a synagogue in 1953. Jews contributed to the development of Pietersburg and held high office. There was little anti-Semitism. From the 1960s, Jews began moving to the cities. The communal hall and minister's house were sold in 1994 and the synagogue in 2003. Only the Jewish cemetery remains in Pietersburg. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (336 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Pietersburg [Polokwane] en
dc.subject Zoutpansberg en
dc.subject Anglo-Boer War en
dc.subject Jew en
dc.subject Synagogue en
dc.subject Cemetery en
dc.subject Rabbi en
dc.subject Hebrew en
dc.subject Zionist en
dc.subject Anti-Semitism en
dc.subject.ddc 968.256004924
dc.subject.lcsh Jews -- South Africa -- Polokwane -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Zionism -- South Africa -- Polokwane
dc.subject.lcsh South African War, 1898-1902
dc.subject.lcsh Polokwane (South Africa) -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Limpopo (South Africa) -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Polokwane (South Africa) -- Emigration and immigration -- Religious aspects -- Judaisn
dc.subject.lcsh Limpopo (South Africa) -- Emigration and immigration -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
dc.title The history of the Pietersburg [Polokwane] Jewish community en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Religious Studies and Arabic en M.A. (Judaica) en

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