DR ISSY RUDOLPH. Welcome to the Life Story of Dr Issy Rudolph, a true ‘mensch’ and a gentleman who modelled for us what it means to be a very special human being. Filmed at his home in Johannesburg in May 2011 when he was 94, Issy’s Life Story takes us from Eastern Europe to the mining towns of the Reef in South Africa where he grew up and practised as a doctor.  Then to Johannesburg where he lived and practised for over 50 years.  This is also a love story as we are introduced to his late wife Naomi and to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Issy’s died aged 96 on 4th January 2014. Thank you Issy for your amazing legacy.  


Part 1: Why I have chosen to record my Life Story. Part 2: Roots: Meet my parents and hear their story.

Part 3: When I first knew I wanted to become a doctor. Part 4: Childhood adventures in Lichtenburg with our driver Henry.

Part 5: School stories: Lichtenburg, Klerksdorp & Potchefstroom Boys High. Part 6: Medical School Days: Pretoria University & the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg.

Part 7: The life and times of a Middelburg GP: Delivering piglets, tending to circus animals and being locked up by an expectant husband. Part 8: Emergency stories in Middelburg, moving to Johannesburg and setting up practise.

Part 9: My precious late wife Naomi Part 10: Our kids David and Michael Rudolph & Merle Ettin.

Part 11: My greatest passion: The African Bush. Part 12: Biking trips around the world & Rotary days.

Part 13: Life lessons & tips for a long and healthy life. Part 14: Meet my family: The future generations.


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