Many of you will have seen the moving story of Natasha Kaplinsky’s family, on the first episode of the new series of Who Do You Think You Are?
Her paternal grandfather, Moisza Kaplinski, can be found in the BT27 Passenger Lists on ancestorsonboard.com. He travelled 3rd class from London to Cape Town, as a 23 year old single man, in 1929 aboard the Glengorm Castle.
The address of all the Jewish passengers on the list is the Poor Jews’ Temporary Shelter at 82 Leman Street, Aldgate. See our earlier blog regarding Jewish migration to South Africa ,and the Shelter, here http://www.ancestorsonboard.com/getSingleArticle.action?id=The%20Cape%20Colony
More information on the Shelter can be found at TNA’s Moving Here website here.