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David Solly Sandler David Solly Sandler i(A97631 works by)
Born: Established: 1952 Johannesburg,
South Africa,
Southern Africa, Africa,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1981
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'David was born in Johannesburg South Africa in 1952 and all his forebears originated in Lithuania. He spent most of his childhood, 1954-1969, in Arcadia (The South African Jewish Orphanage) from age three until 17, when he finished school. He served in the South African Defence Force and did Articles and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1976.

'In 1979 he married and has two daughters Sarah and Esther. At the age of 28, in 1981, he left Johannesburg and has lived in Perth, Western Australia, ever since.'

Source: Author's blurb (from The Pinsker Orphans).

Most Referenced Works


  • David Solly Sandler has written extensively on a number of topics, but especially the post-Holocaust movement of Jewish people, the caretaking of Jewish orphans, and Jewish people and history in Lithuania and South Africa. In addition to works individually indexed on AustLit, he has also written the following:

    • More Arc Memories (2008)
    • The Ochberg Orphans and the Horrors from Whence They Came (2011)
    • The Pinsker Orphans (2013)
    • Memories of Oranjia, the Cape Jewish Orphanage (1911-2011) (2014)
    • This Was a Man (2014)
    • The Art of Eli Zagoria (2014)
    • Perth and Surronds by Eli Zagoria (2014)
    • Bush scenes and Birds of Perth and Surrounds (2014)
    • Images of Fremantle (2014)
    • Louis Touyz's Art of Jewish Festivals, Festivities and Themes (2015)
    • Elaine Roenfeldt's Art of Kalamunda and Surrounds (2015)
    • Brian Sanger's Photography of Perth and Surrounds and Fremantle (2015)
    • Our Litvak Heritage (2016)
    • Our South African Jewish Inheritance (2016)
    • Krakenowo: A Town in Lithuania: The Story of a World that Has Passed (booklet) (2017)
    • The Ochberg Orphans: Volume II (2017)
    • Keidan Memorial (Yizkor) Book (2018)
    • Keidan: Our Town in Lithuania (booklet) (2018)
    • Michael Perry Kotzen: The Arc Memory King (2018)
    • My Goldberg and Plein Family Inheritance (2019)
    • My Sandler and Silberman Family Inheritance (2019)
    • Testimonies of Life in Lithuanian by Leyb Koniuchowsky (2020)
    • The Lithuanian Slaughter of Its Jews (2020)
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