Item 180_Opeskin_Fleish_012 - Opeskin Fleisch, "Photograph of Boris Opeskin"

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Opeskin Fleisch, "Photograph of Boris Opeskin"

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Photograph of Boris Opeskin (1888-1976). He came to South Africa in 1927 from Breslev, Poland (Braslaw Belarus) via England where he spent 6 days at the Poor Jews’ Temporary Shelter, Leman Street, London. He arrived in South Africa on the 27th November 1927 on the Union Castle Lines steamer Glengorn Castle. The arrival list stated his town of origin as Breslan and town in South Africa to which he was heading was Swartruggens, to join his brother- in- law, Clement Fairly (Fleish), brother of his wife Rachel Keile Opeskin (nee Fleish). His occupation was that of a dealer. His family joined him two years later. They initially lived in Swartruggens, Transvaal. They subsequently moved to Berea, Johannesburg.

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Donated by Naomi Rapeport


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Unless otherwise stated the copyright of all material on the Jewish Digital Archive Project resides with the South African Jewish Museum.

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