David ErnstBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4076 (Published 31 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4076
- Joseph Ernst
David Ernst was born in 1942 into a traditional Jewish family in South Africa. He was a bright student and, by the age of 16, had completed high school and went to the University of Cape Town and the University of Natal to study medicine.
David was initially very active with the Zionist socialist student body but gradually turned his attention to left wing politics and fighting injustice in South Africa.
He became very active in the anti-Apartheid struggle, taking huge …