Cardiff Heritage Trail Quiz

 

 

1. Which close friend of Nelson Mandela would play the piano loudly when resistance plans were discussed, so the conversation could not be picked up on secret service microphones?​

2. Who was the first female winner of the Booker prize?

3. Who sponsors the Booker prize?

4. Who put a chess problem in their shop window and offered a prize to whoever solved it?

5. Who is Donald Gordon and why is he significant for Cardiff?

6. Who was Dora Stoutzker, and where is her Hall?

7. What is the oldest surviving Jewish-owned business in Cardiff?

8. And which Jewish business has been longest in the same street?

9. Which former Lord Mayor and admirer of Hitler, wrote in the Western Mail: “No-one doubts that the poorer class of Jew in the large cities was actively working for Communism…and to these no treatment, however severe, is considered too drastic.” (1933)?

10. Where is the purpose-built synagogue that became a Hindu temple and is now a Christian Pentecostal church?

11. Where was the last kosher butcher in Cardiff…?

12. Where was the last kosher bakery?

 

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Harold Rubens

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Bernice Rubens

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Crankstart (Michael Moritz and his wife, the novelist Harriet Heyman).

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Robert Greenwood (A. Rose).

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The main auditorium of the Wales Millennium Centre was named after benefactor Donald Gordon, the South African-British son of Jewish immigrants from Lithuania.

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Dora Stoutzker (born Dora Cohen) was a music teacher in Tredegar. The main concert hall in the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is named the Stoutzker Hall.

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Bogod.

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Rapport.

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Mr Forsdike, a former Lord Mayor of Cardiff and admirer of Hitler

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The Beth Hamedrash at the corner of Clare Road and Merches Place, Grangetown.

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Krotosky’s Butchers, 211 City Road.

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S. Wien, 62 Albany Road.