Press Reader
Access Newspapers and Magazines through
Access thousands of Newspapers and Magazines through PressReader.
Nelson Mandela revisits his prison cell on Robben Island in 1994, four years after his release from prison.
Celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela
UCT Libraries celebrate the extraordinary life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, affectionately known as 'Madiba'. The Libraries hold many unique photographs, films, and documents relating to the life and struggles of Nelson Mandela. As a tribute to...
Credit Card
UCT Libraries goes cashless
Welcome to the Jewish Studies Library
The Jewish Studies Library contains an interdisciplinary multilingual collection of books, pamphlets and periodicals in the field of Jewish Studies. It also holds an extensive collection of archival materials from Jewish institutions and private...


Thursday, 17 August 2017
Jewish resistance against the Nazis
New Book at JSL: Jewish resistance against the Nazis

This volume puts to rest the myth that the Jews went passively to the slaughter like sheep. Indeed Jews resisted in every Nazi-occupied country - in the forests, the ghettos, and the concentration camps.The essays presented here consider Jewish resistance to be resistance by Jewish persons in specifically Jewish groups, or by Jewish persons working within non-Jewish organizations.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 14:30
Vilna my Vilna
New Book at JSL: Vilna my Vilna: stories

Abraham Karpinowitz (1913–2004) was born in Vilna, Poland (present-day Vilnius, Lithuania), the city that serves as both the backdrop and the central character for his stories.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 14:30
Introduction to Zionism and Israel
New Book at JSL: Introduction to Zionism and Israel: from ideology to history

This is an exploration of the origins and development of Zionism, illustrating the theory and history of the Zionist movement and the creation of the state of Israel.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 16:00
The Reb and the rebel
New Book at JSL: The Reb and the rebel: Jewish narratives in South Africa 1892-1913

There is a vast and varied literature on the formation of 19th-century Jewish diasporic communities worldwide. Now, added to this are the previously unpublished autobiographical works of two members of the Schrire family, which form the core of The Reb and the Rebel, mainly covering the period 1892-1913. They comprise a diary, a poem and a memoir. The first two, written by Reb Yehuda Leib Schrire (1851-1912), chart his journey through a number of countries, including Lithuania, Holland, England and South Africa. The third is by his son, Harry Nathan (1895-1980).

Publication Date:
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 16:00