South African Migration Oral Histories
PHC Hebrew School c.1919
Les Schenberg’s photo of Hebrew School perhaps around 1919
Front row 2nd from left: Arthur Schenberg (Les’s father)
Front row 5th from the right Bob Schenberg
3rd row from the front, 5th from the left just behind and to the side of the teacher: Morris Schenberg
3rd row from the front Golda Schenberg is 2nd or 3rd from the right. I think she is the slightly darker skinned one. She is Dennis Woolf’s mother.
JHGS-WA Coming Up
Source: The Maccabean Newspaper
Carmel School Essay Competition
Next Event – For The Life Of Me
Pete lives in LA. He is an experienced TV Commercial, Documentary Executive & Filmmaker
On Thursday 31 March, you will receive your invitation from the JHGSWA to view a very personal 45 minutes documentary film about the discovery of both Pete’s heritage and his family history, “For the Life of Me”
Following a heart attack, fifty-year-old Peter Vanlaw is haunted by questions about his family. He delves into his father’s long-held secret and discovers that his family is Jewish. Upon the death of his parents, he uncovers hundreds of family photos and reels of 16mm film. This wealth of material leads him to family stories of pathos and danger dating back to the early 1900s.
Ultimately, all are woven into a film about the discoveries of his heritage, of close relatives he never knew, of the ravages of his mother’s mental illness, of a grandparent’s suicide, and of the lasting damage caused by the Holocaust. His story takes us from California to pre-war Germany, Europe, Asia and beyond.
We will also share a