21 November 2021
I have received a call from Ethne Epstein in Melbourne to tell me that the Harris of the Harris Camp in PE, was her grandfather, I. H. Harris from Johannesburg.
See more about Isadore Harris here:
The Jewish Government School
Education Several Jewish schools were built, and one, the Jewish Government School, now the IH Harris Primary School in Davies Street, Doornfontein, still goes strong. Yiddish used to be the only language heard in the playground. (City of Johannesburg – Jews mark 120 years)
From Ethne Epstein:
Alan who is sitting on the car is the an older brother.
I am not sure if this is another photo from camp or when my Dad was in the army. Although some of the guys were smoking it looks similar surroundings
Previously from Gil Friedstein, Israel
Port Elizabeth, South Africa – mid 1920s
Gil Friedstein is happy to share his grandparents’ holiday photos from Port Elizabeth sometime in the mid 1920s.All the photos (exept for the last one) were taken at Harris Camp and Gil will be most thankful for any information referring to this place firstname.lastname@example.orgAlan Harris must have been a member of the family that ran the camp, and the two group photos give us a pretty good idea as to the number families who came to the camp.