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Dr Louis Bass

Dr Louis Bass M.B.Ch.B (U.C.T.)
Medical practitioner born in Cape Town, 13th December 1908. Son of Hyman and Miriam Bass (nee Goldstein). Educated S.A. College, University of Cape Town. Member Cape Town Hebrew Congregation. Beth Hamedresh, Vredehoek, Hon. Medical Superintend C.T. Old Aged Home. He served in World War II S.A. Forces S.A.M.C 1941-1945. He married Bertha Cohen and they had four sons.

Elsie Menasce

  • Person

Elsie Menasce (nee Mizrahi), daughter of Jacques Mizrahi and Violetta Mizrahi (nee Hasson) was born in Rhodesia where her family immigrated from the Island of Rhodes in the 1920's. The family maintained a strong connection with their Rhodian roots. Elsie Menasce (nee Mizrahi) published a cookbook, ‘The Sephardi Culinary Tradition’ which illustrate the history of the Jews from Rhodes, their customs regarding each recipe and it was illustrated with tableware passed down from generations. Elsie Menasce died on the 6th April 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

Esther Barsel

  • Person
  • 1924-2008

Esther Barsel (nee Levine) was a South African political activist. She was born in Raguva, Lithuania and left for South Africa with her parents when she was just 3 years old. Esther Barsel joined the South African Communist Party (SACP) when she was just 14 years old and was later a member of the the African National Congress (ANC).

Esther Barsel married fellow anti-Apartheid activist Hymie Barsel. Esther Barsel passed away on the 6th October 2008 [Source:].

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