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MY RACE is the memoir of a gifted Jewish athlete growing up under the apartheid system of South Africa. Lorraine Lotzof Abramson shares her unique vantage point on the apartheid experience. She provides a first-hand account of her growing unease with the system of social inequality that simultaneously excluded her and celebrated her. Lorraine’s grandparents left Eastern Europe to escape oppression, only to find themselves in another oppressive society. This time, they were on the same side as the oppressors, by virtue of their white skin. How they lived in that society and dealt with this situation, is part of her story.
Lorraine Lotzof Abramson was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she studied early childhood education at the Teachers Training College. A championship runner, she competed in the 1961 and 1965 Maccabi Games in Israel as a member of the South African track team, winning three gold medals. However, her hopes of being on the 1964 South African Olympic Team were shattered when South Africa was expelled from the Olympics due to its apartheid policies. In 1968 she married an American and moved to the United States. Lorraine recently received the Sidney Perlman Lifetime Achievement Award from UJA-Federation of New York for her services to that organization. She and her husband Richard, are presently living in New York.