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Abe Mirvish Collection

  • Collection
  • 2011-

The Abe Mirvish Collection consists of a large number of family photographs, documents and films depicting various aspects of Jewish life.

Whenever possible research has been conducted to enrich the information in these collections. If you would like to add any additional information please contact us.

Abe Mirvish Photograph and Document Series

Consisting of a large number of family photographs, documents and various correspondence, the Abe Mirvish Photograph and Document Series depicts various aspects of Jewish life, such as religious ceremonies (bat mitzvahs) and weddings, as well as every-day life of the Mirvish family. Also included are images of Rabbi Moses Chaim Mirvish while studying, as well as attending the opening ceremony of the Beit Hamedrash in Vredehoek around the 1930s. A small bonus included is a hand-drawn map of a shtetl in Plungian, Russia.

Abe Mirvish Video Series

The Abe Mirvish Video Series contains digitised footage. It was donated by Gillian Cress and contains videos of the Mirvish family around Cape Town.

Abe Mirvish, "1928"

Photograph of Mendel Mirvish, Naomi Aronson (nee Mirvish), and others, posing outdoors. Taken on a family outing in Cape Town in 1928.

Abe Mirvish, "1928, 2"

Photograph of Mendel Mirvish, Naomi Aronson (nee Mirvish), and others, posing outdoors, with a child sitting cross-legged on the ground. Taken on a family outing in Cape Town in 1928.

Abe Mirvish, "1930"

Photograph possibly of Ethel, standing at the gate of Moses Chaim Mirvish, at the Vredehoek Synagogue in Cape Town in 1930.

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