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Harry Hundred Today

Harry Chazan

My dad, Cantor Harry Rabinowitz , was born on 28 September 1914 in Volksrust, Transvaal, The Union of South Africa.

He would have been 100 today. He passed away on 15 October 2002.

This post is in his honour.

Here are few items to remind us about Harry:

His birth certificate

Harry Birth Cettificate

With his parents and siblings

Top: Aryeh Leib, Isaac andHarry

Bottom: Rachel, Chana Chesha Miriam, Nachum Mendel, Sarah

Rab Fam

His ancestral tree

Ancestor Chart Hirsh Zvi Rabinowitz

Ancestor Chart Hirsh Zvi Rabinowitz (PDF)

The performer

Harry 7

Harry Celebrity Concert 1945

Harry Muizenberg 1945 1Harry 22 s

His LP on HMV Red Label

Yiddish Melodies Front CoverYiddish Melodies Back Cover

Harry SABC Radio Bulletin 1

Charlie Bernhaut’s interview in New York on 14 November 2011 with my brother Michael and myself:

http://www.charliebernhaut.com/archive/archive7.html (scroll to the bottom) or download and listen here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/880kj6q6cs89i9c/Charlie%27s%20Interview.mp3?dl=0

14 thoughts on “Harry Hundred Today

  1. What a wonderful legacy! Thank you for sharing this, and for sharing especially your wonderful tourism aids to Jewish New York. We can’t wait to trace your footsteps!

    Please consider contacting us if you find yourself coming to the Washington, D.C., and/or Baltimore area.

    Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year,

    Irene Saunders Goldstein Fulton, Maryland

  2. Dear Eli,

    If I’m not mistaken the photo you put of the Rabinowitz family in this mail is from my mother’s memoirs. And if I’m not mistasken the original photo doesnot have the three brothers but rather your father and Uncle Issac and where Uncle Leib is , there is our parents’ Uncle Moshe, Zaida’s younger brother who was kiolled in the accident. My mother a”h had asked my son-in-law Shilo, the photographer, to superimpose the picture of Uncle Leib nstead of Uncle Moshe and have him “disappear” from the photograph. She mentions something to this effect in the preface to her memoirs, thanking Shilo.

    Wishimg you and Jill Gmar Hatima Topva and well over thet fast.

    Hadara

  3. You have big shoes to fill, but I’m sure you are doing a good job filling them, and your father would be very proud of you. Estelle

    elirab posted: ” My dad, Cantor Harry Rabinowitz , was born on 14 September 2014 in Volksrust, Transvaal, The Union of South Africa. He would have been 100 today. He passed away on 15 October 2002. This post is in his honour. Here are few items to remind us a”

  4. Thanks for sending that…..beautiful photos and a lovely commemoration!

    Wishing you long life, also shana tova and well over the Fast,

    Leon

    Sent from my iPad

  5. Hi Eli, very interesting, but according to your email, your dad is only 15 days old, only kidding I realise it was a slip up…. regards, Barney.

    Barney and Myra Wasserman

    40B Leeds Street.

    Dianella

    Perth 6059.

  6. I remember how your dad use to drum-beat on the steering wheel of his car. I have given one of the characters in my book that trait. az

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