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Author Tatz, Colin.

Title Worlds apart : the re-migration of South African Jews / Colin Tatz, Peter Arnold, Gillian Heller.

Published Dural, N.S.W. : Rosenberg, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  304.8940682 TATZ    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 360 p. : ill., charts, facsims., maps, ports. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references and index.
Summary This book is a study of a unique double translocation. It follows the footsteps of Lithuanian and Latvian-descended Jews (Litvaks) from their ancestral European homes to South Africa and then again, just a century later, to Australia and New Zealand. The authors describe the life of the forebears, both in Lithuania and in South Africa, the so-called ѵSouth African way of lifeѫ; the antisemitic forces there which might have propelled migration much earlier, but didnѫt; and the political unrest which finally led to this ѵsecond Diasporaѫ to the Antipodes and other parts of the world. Worlds apart examines the patterns of recent emigrations, and the real and ostensible reasons for leaving. Based on hundreds of responses to a detailed questionnaire and dozens of interviews, it presents an unforgettable picture of how life for Lithuanian Jews was, what it became, and what it is today in new lands with new hopes for the future. It examines how and why Jews continue their millennia-old quest for a new and peaceful land, and how twice-removed Jews feel today, not just about their new homes, but about the trials and tribulations of their ancestors.
Other author Arnold, Peter.
Heller, Gillian.
Subject Jews, South African -- Relocation -- Australia.
Jews, South African -- Relocation -- New Zealand.
ISBN 9781877058356 (pbk.) : $35.00