EKKIE LITVIN (1926-2017)

 

Arcadia known as the Arc to all its children, started off as the South African Jewish Orphanage (SAJO). Arcadia was the name of the 26 acre estate bought from Sir Lionel Phillips in 1923 by the South African Jewish community. The name remained when the palatial villa estate and extensive grounds were transformed into a home to house Jewish children in need of care. Thus Arcadia, Parktown, Johannesburg was to become the address and home of generations of children. Arcadia SAJO has cared for over a thousand Jewish children over the past 100 years. In 1975 its name was changed to Arcadia Jewish children's Home.

Ekkie was born in 1926 and together with her sister Mollie were put in the care of Arcadia due to the death of their father, from 1930 till 1941.

As Arcadia could only take the two youngest children, the eldest Fanny went to live with an Aunt and Lilly with a Cousin.

In 1941 when Molly and Ekkie left Arcadia, it was to live with their married sister Fanny Fix.

 

Below are my Painting memories of Arcadia

 They were first published in the 100 Years of ARC Memories

Please click on them to get the full size

 

 MY FIRST MEMORY- GOING UP THE DRIVE IN A HORSE AND TRAP AT NIGHT. ME, MY FATHER AN UNCLE AND MOLLY, MY SISTER

 

 

ABSOLUTE DESOLATION

 

 

ARTIST IN A BOTTLE

  

 

THE NORTHERN VERANDAH

 

 

A NEW LIFE WITH OLD

 

 

TWO JUNIOR GIRLS TAKING WASHING TO THE LAUNDRY

 

 

CHILDREN RUNNING FROM THE BEES

 

  

CHILDREN PLAYING MARBLES

 

 

THE WRIGLEYS IN THEIR YELLOW CAR

 

 

TREES IN THE TOP ORCHARD

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