In the 1980s the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies undertook a large oral history project designed to record the memories of Jews of Lithuanian-origin who settled in South Africa before and after the First World War.
The Kaplan Centre presents two new online exhibitions: Ethnic Radicals that explores the links between the ethnic origins, institutions and values that informed the early lives and socialisation of Jewish radicals; and the Life and Art of Herman Wald, providing a coherent and chronological overview seen within the perspective of his time on the art historical map together with an interpretation of his work.
"Milton Shain, emeritus professor of history at the University of Cape Town, specializing in the history of Jews and anti-Semitism in South Africa, tells the very different story of a Jewish settlement in the New World."
Join Michael Stanislawski, Professor of History at Columbia University and visiting Professor at the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies, for a six-part lecture series that explores and critically interrogates the genesis, history, and impact of the Zionist movement.
The Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies at UCT conducted a groundbreaking study that involved interviews with a representative sample of Urban Black South Africans in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town. This is a selection of findings from the larger study. Analysis and interpretation of these findings is available in the full report and in the ten page summary version. Click here to access the report, summary, survey questionnaire, and raw data.