Portals of Memory

Portals of Memory

Written by Sydney Seeff, Portals of Memory contains photographs , stories, and family trees documenting life both in the shtetls and then Johannesburg.

Portals of Memory – Sydney Seeff

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  1. Hi,

    I am of German / Jewish descent and would like to apply for German Citizenship in order to study there (Opera / Classical Music). My grandparents came to SA in 1936 just before WW2. I need to find out where and when they married (they married in Durban) as I need to submit this information to the German Embassy.

    Would you be able to advise me as to where to start searching? Although they belonged to the Reform Movement in their later years, it is thought that upon arrival they belonged to the Orthodox Shul. Apparently the Chevra Kadisha assisted them financially and helped pay for their wedding and helping them to settle in.

    I would be very grateful if you are able to direct me to the proper channels.

    Shabbat Shalom and best regards,

    Amy Mannheimer (JHB)

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