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Before The Deluge: The Jews Of South Africa



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At this time [Translator’s Note: the Great Depression] when most countries are experiencing an economic crisis, South Africa finds itself on an upswing. Next to the United States, Russia, and France, is South Africa the most mineral-rich country in the world, and now iron, steel, and textiles manufacturing are in a state of development. Industrialization is making enormous strides.

The district of Witwaterrandes, from Krügersdorp through Johannesburg to Springs, can be compared to the Ruhr district [of Germany]. There is a growing development of gold, wool, corn, sugar, skins, furs, and fruit and wine.

Ezra James Nollet is a retired U.S. government chemist living in Poland where he is officer of the local synagogue in Legnica. Before the Deluge appears the last week of each month.

Ezra James Nollet

About the Author: Ezra James Nollet is a retired U.S. government chemist living in Poland where he is officer of the local synagogue in Legnica. Before the Deluge appears the last week of each month.


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