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Southern Africa Diaspora Part III: Emigration

This is the final post in a three-part series distilling key themes from the JMABC’s Southern African Diaspora Oral History Collection. Here we hear about the often fraught decision to leave South Africa. Choosing to leave your home country, where you have family and roots, is never an easy decision; the process itself can be … Keep Reading

Southern Africa Diaspora Part II: Apartheid

This is the second post in a three-part series exploring some of the common themes raised in the interviews of the JMABC’s Southern African Diaspora Oral History Collection. Read the first post here. Merle Linde spoke to the JMABC about the realities faced by ‘black’ and ‘coloured’ people employed by homes in South Africa’s cities, … Keep Reading

Southern Africa Diaspora Part I: Growing Up

Within the Jewish community in British Columbia, there is a large contingent of folks who have immigrated from South Africa and the surrounding countries, a unique community whose experiences the JMABC has had the opportunity to document through oral history interviews. These interviews cover both their experiences in BC and those during their time prior … Keep Reading