Touching Circles, Touching Hands

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Product Code: 978-0-620-42883-5

Touching Circles, Touching Hands
(A FAMILY CHRONICLE OF THE 20th CENTURY IN SOUTH AFRICA)

This eBook combines two books written by Joan Sutton and Mike Kantey: "Touching Circles" and "Touching Hands." According to the authors, it is a work that has been 35 years in the making.

"Touching Circles" starts with the venerable ancestor Johann Christian Grundling, who first came out to the Cape of Good Hope on board the Caesar in 1745, the narrative swiftly moves to the first appearance of the Russian Jew, Peter Woolf, who fought for De la Rey at the Battle of Tweebosch, where Lord Methuen was captured. Simultaneously, we note the advent of Idel Schwartz from Minsk, along with his wife Red Sonia, his two daughters, Esther and Bertha, and Esther’s later husband, Solomon Nathan Kanterowitz, from Kovno, Lithuania.

As the century unfolds with the First and Second World Wars, we follow the births and coming-of-age of Basil and Joan Kantey, and the myriad networks in which they found themselves, until the triumph of the National Party in 1948 and their flight back to Cape Town from their first meeting place at the CSIR in Pretoria. Touching Circles is about average people nested in a larger universe, a series of Babushka dolls, whose outer shells are always encapsulated in something a little larger, but whose hands come alive when they touch each other in widening circles of family, community, society and world events.

"Touching Hands" continues the history of the family through the turbulent 50's to 80's.

The book contains a large number of photographs.

Format: PDF downloadable file (±46mb)
Bladsye : 344 (in English)


Touching Circles, Touching Hands
(A FAMILY CHRONICLE OF THE 20th CENTURY IN SOUTH AFRICA)


Touching Circles en Touching Hands is twee boeke van Joan Sutton en Mike Kantey oor hul families (die sogenaamde Jodeboere) se geskiedenis in Suid-Afrika. Beide boeke, wat die produk van 35 jaar se navorsing is, word in hierdie eBoek opgeneem.

"Touching Circles" begin by die voorvader Johann Christian Grundling, wie in 1745 aan boord van die Caesar na die Kaap de Goeie Hoop gevaar het. Die verhaal beweeg vinnig na die Russiese Jood Peter Woolf - dieselfde Woolf wat by die slag van Tweebosch waar Methuen gevange geneem is, aan die kant van die Boere onder De la Rey geveg het. Vervolgens word die aankoms vanuit Minsk van Idel Schwartz, sy vrou "Red Sonia", sy twee dogters (Esther en Bertha) en Esther se toekomstige man (Solomon Nathan Kanterowitz uit Kovno in Lithuanië) bespreek.

Die outeurs beskryf hierna die invloed van die ontvouende gebeure van die eerste en tweede wêreldoorloë op die familie. Die geboortes en vroeë lewens van Basil en Joan Kantey word hierna bespreek. Aandag word veral gegee aan al die netwerke waarin hulle betrokke was. Touching Circles eindig met Basil en Joan se terugkeer na Kaapstad nadat die Nasionale Party in 1948 aan bewind gekom het. Touching Circles gaan dus oor gewone mense binne 'n groter milieu. Die outeurs beskryf die verhaal as 'n "series of Babushka dolls whose outer shells are always encapsulated in something a little larger, but whose hands come alive when they touch each other in widening circles of family, community, society and world events."

In "Touching Hands" word die storie van die familie se betrokkenheid in die politieke onstuimighede van die 1950's tot die 1980's vertel.

 

Die boek sluit 'n groot aantal fotos in.
 

Formaat: PDF aflaaibare lêer (±46mb)
Bladsye: 344 (in Engels)