MENSCHES IN THE TRENCHES, Jewish foot soldiers in the anti-apartheid struggle

: Ancer (J.)

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269pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2021


"A roll call of Jewish heroes and heroines, both well-known and unsung." Former President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki, from his foreword

Includes chapters on playwright and theatre director Barney Simon; poet, novelist and publisher Lionel Abrahams; the 16 Jewish Treason trialists; trade unionist Solly Sachs; Nelson Mandela's lawyers Isie Maisels, Sydney Kentridge and Arthur Chaskalson; journalist Benjamin Pogrund; Weekly Mail founders Irwin Manoim and Anton Harber; Vanguard Bookshop owner Fanny Klenerman; educationalists Franz Auerbach and Marlene Silbert, and Rabbis ES Rabinowitz, David Rosen, Elihu Steinhorn, Selwyn Franklin and Myer Benjamin.

Freelance journalist Jonathan Ancer is the author of Spy: Uncovering Craig Williamson and Betrayal: The secret lives of apartheid spies.