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Dr Edward EPSTEIN
(1911-2006)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ghita Eunice KITAY

Dr Edward EPSTEIN

  • Born: 18 Feb 1911, London, England
  • Marriage (1): Ghita Eunice KITAY on 17 Aug 1975 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Died: Oct 2006, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa aged 95
  • Crem.: Braamfontein Crematorium, Johannesburg

bullet   Another name for Edward was Teddy.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:



Immigrated: Listing - Shipping Manifest 1906-1916, 14 Jun 1913, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Ship's Name - Dover Castle

Career: British Army - Second World War, 1939-1945. A letter from Ghita Epstein about Dr Edward Epstein :www.sajewishreport.co.za Friday, 18 June 2010

Dr Edward Epstein:
"In the British Army during theSecond World War, Dr Epstein visited prisoner-of-war camps (where captured German soldiers were kept). He had spectacles made for a young German soldier so that he could get binocular vision.
"Forty five years later a Dr Rommel visited Dr Epstein in Johannesburg in order to thank him. He was that prisoner and (after the war) he was able to become a thoracic surgeon.
"Dr Rommel's father was a first cousin to Field Marshall Erwin Rommel."

Honours: Annual-Epstein Lecture (SASCRS) Cataract Society: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
The Epstein Lecture is dedicated to Dr Edward Epstein, now in retirement, who was the South African pioneer in the development of pseudophakic correction in cataract surgery in the fifties and also a founding member and life long honorary member of the SASCRS.
This lecture is given at each bi-annual Congress of the SASCRS by an ophthalmologist who has distinguished himself by outstanding international and local contributions for the advancement of cataract or refractive surgery.


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Edward married Ghita Eunice KITAY, daughter of Max Mordechai KITAY and Minnie JABKOVITZ, on 17 Aug 1975 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. (Ghita Eunice KITAY was born on 14 Feb 1928 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, died on 9 Mar 2018 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa and was buried on 11 Mar 2018 in West Park Cemetery, Johannesburg.)


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