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Rose Ehrlich

Rose Ehrlich was a daughter of Wolf Ehrlich and his wife Helene Baumann. Rose’s father was of German birth and became a merchant and later a politician in Bloemfontein. In 1880 he married Helene Baumann, daughter of one of the first Jewish families to settle in Bloemfontein. After her return to South Africa, noted in some of Schreiner’s letters, Rose Ehrlich became a pioneer of elocution techniques; she seems to have been an aspiring actor when Schreiner knew her.

For further information see:
M. Arkin and J.C. Moll (1987) ‘Ehrlich, Wolf’ in (ed) C.J. Beyers Dictionary of South African Biography¬† Vol V Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, p. 232
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