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LAUREN PHILLIPS

Johannesburg Forum bus tour a resounding success

 

Pictured :Kim Wainer; Andrea Wainer: Marcia Parness; Ayala Sharir; and Molly Jayes.

An exhilarating, informative, and nostalgic day enthralled a full busload of participants on a tour of “Remembering the Jewish Contribution to the Struggle” recently

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Brett McDougall and Merle Ruff of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, shared their amazing research and information with the commutersthrough Doornfontein, Yeoville, Bellevue, Upper Houghton and Norwood; remembering people such as Joe Slovo, Arthur Goldreich, Harold Wolpe, Dennis Goldberg, Rusty Bernstein, Isie Maisels etc. Flo Bird, the dynamic fighter for Johannesburg’s heritage, was the navigator.

Packed lunches were eaten at the historic home of Eli and Violet Weinberg (now preserved by Brett McDougall) the famous Struggle photographer,.

The cherry on top was the visit to “Liliesleaf” where participants shared some of the experiences of the Rivonia trialists, including Nelson Mandela, Achmed Kathrada, etc.

There was unanimous agreement that this tour definitely needed to be undertaken again.

 

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