Back to the Front

Jacqui Rogers, Leon Levy, Gavin Morris and Philip Todres

In March, the SA Jewish Museum & Jacob Gitlin Library were joined by Leon Levy, an anti-apartheid activist and pioneer of the South African Congress of Trade Unions.

Leon Levy, in a fascinating discussion with Professor Milton Shain, explained his new riveting memoir Back to the Front.

The memoir explores his childhood, early years on the factory floor, his immense contribution to the formation of the trade union movement, his fierce anti-apartheid activism and more.

Back to the Front is available at the Museum Shop.

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