Collection - Spanish Flu Collection

Spanish flu, "Death certificate of Rowena Abrahams" Spanish flu, "Death certificate of death certificate of Leonard Luxenberg" Spanish flu, "Wedding photograph of Tilly Joffe and Hermann Blumberg" Spanish flu, "Death certificate of Tilly Blumberg (nee Joffe" Spanish flu, "Death notice  of Tilly Blumberg" Spanish flu, "The wedding of Theodore Blumberg and Renee Edelstein" Spanish flu, "Death certificate of Isidor (Israel) Blumberg" Spanish flu, "Death notice of Isidor (Israel) Blumberg (1877-1918)" Spanish flu, "Photograph of the grave of Isidor Blumberg (1877-1918)" Spanish flu, "Death certificate of Rosie Blumberg"
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Spanish Flu Collection

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  • 2020- (Custody)
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    SAJM Jewish Digital Archive Project (JDAP)
  • 2020 (Donation)
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    Naomi Rapeport
  • 1886-1950 (Collection)
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    Spanish Flu Collection

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South Africa was the fifth hardest afflicted country worldwide during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 -1919 with most deaths occurring during October 1918. Within the South African Jewish community, at least 1 in every 200 persons died from the Influenza. Most were young adults in their early thirties. Many were breadwinners and many children lost a parent. The documents include death certificates and memorabilia which highlight the devastating effect of the pandemic on the community.

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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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