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  • Baron Family
  • Baron, Rachel
  • Benatar, Nick
  • Bloom Family (with photos)
  • Charney Family
  • Cohen, Hymie and Hilda
  • Gelfand, Bennie
  • Gelfand, Michael
  • Goldberg Family
  • Goldberg, Isaac (Kwekwe)
  • Gordon Family
  • Grill Family
  • Haimovitz, Aryeh
  • Hanan, Leon
  • Harris Family
  • Hasson Family
  • Hatchuel Family
  • Jacobs Family
  • Jacobson Tamar (nee Israel)
  • Kamionsky Family (with photos)
  • Kaplan, Haig and Eva
  • Katz Family
  • Katz, Barney
  • Lasovsky, Isaac
  • Lazarus Family
  • Leon, Adolph
  • Leon, BS
  • Lessem Family
  • Levin, Norman and Rosemary
  • Levin, Solly
  • Levy, Henry
  • Lewis Family
  • Mayo, Leon
  • Menashe, A I
  • Menashe, RJ
  • Meyer, Eddy and Liesel (with photos)
  • Naim, Babs and Al
  • Newfield Family
  • Paul Family
  • Pelham
  • Pollack Family
  • Reiff Family
  • Rosin, Muriel
  • Savyon Lodge
  • Schattil, Joseph
  • Short biographies Album 1
  • Short biographies album 2
  • Taub Family
  • Tobias Family (with photos)
  • Truman Family
  • Weber Family
  • Wiesenbacher family
  • Witz Family
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    Family Biographies

    Updated October 2009

    For an alphabetical list of family biographies - click here

    The pages in this section (see list on left) include a number of family biographies which were originally written and presented to the late Aliza Hatchuel as part of her initiative to collect personal histories of the community. From the somewhat cryptic style of the writing some of the biographies appear to be have been transcribed from interviews.

    Aliza's intention, according to her husband Marvyn, was to collect these records of Rhodesian/Zimbabwe families, their early days in the country, where they came from, other anecdotal information and present this to Beth Hatefutsot (the Diaspora Museum) in Israel.  None of these biographies have been published before.

    They were typed and provided (mostly) in two original copies and to save time they have been scanned and transferred the texts using special (OCR) software. This has its limitations and results in some of the text being corrupted or missing. Please note that the first versions posted here have undergone some initial correcting but will need closer and more detailed checking against the originals (another big project...). Families are invited to provide edited/corrected versions of what is available here.

    The biographies were provided to Aliza in the full knowledge that they would be made available to the public and wherever available  the source of the biography or the author's name is provided.

    Since the publication of the original batch of 15 biographies which Aliza collected ZJC has received a large additional number from current and former members of the community wishing to tell their story.

    The section called Short Biographies Albums 1 and 2 ( containing some 50 biographies) were sourced from community anniversary magazines.

    If anyone wishes to contribute their family story and add to this unique collection please email to Dave Bloom.

     

     

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