SA Jewish Rootsbank

The South African Jewish Database

Jewish Migration and Genealogy

About the Shelter

A paper entitled The Poor Jews' Temporary Shelter: the development of a database on Jewish migration, 1896-1914, has been published on World Wide Web by the creators of the Database, Professor Aubrey Newman and Dr. John Graham Smith, of the University of Leicester. The paper gives background information about the Shelter itself, and about their Project, and makes very interesting reading. It includes, for example, line graphs which compare the numbers of migrants who passed through the Shelter en route to South Africa with the total number passing through each year.

Professor Newman has made new (March 2001) material available: