Worlds Apart: The Re-Migration of South African Jews
Book by Colin Tatz, Peter Arnold, Gillian Heller
Reviewed by Donald Heisel, Fordham University
Donald Heisel, Professor of Sociology at Fordham University, reviews Worlds Apart: The Re-Migration of South African Jews. The book is about the Litvaks– 40,000 Jews of Lithuanian and Latvian origin– who migrated to South Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the beginning the Litvaks enjoyed privileges in employment available only to whites, but after WWII they were subjected to anti-Semitic views and in the 1960’s interracial tensions grew. Between 1970 and 2000, 50,000 Jews migrated to Australia, and a small number to New Zealand.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2008.001154.x.