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Schapera, Isaac (1905–2003), ethnographer and social anthropologist, was born in Garies, Namaqualand, Cape Colony, on 23 June 1905, the youngest of five children of Herman Schapera and his wife, Rosa, Jewish immigrants from White Russia. His mother died in 1918. His father, who began as a pedlar and became a small shopkeeper, went bankrupt in 1924, and in 1925 committed suicide....