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Benmohel, Nathan Lazarus (1803–1869), Hebrew and German scholar, was born in Hamburg, Germany, son of Rabbi Elieza Lazi (1741–1841), presiding judge, or dayan, of Posen, and the united congregations of Altona, Hamburg, and Wandsbeck. His mother was the daughter of Rabbi Todros Munk...

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Bernays, Adolphus (1794–1864), German scholar, was born Aaron Jacob Bernays on 18 May 1794 in Mainz, Germany, the fifth of eight children of a well-to-do Jewish innkeeper, Jacob Bernays (1747–1817), and his wife, Martha, née Welsch (b. 1761). The wider Bernays family included many notable figures, among them his brother ...

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Deneke, Helena Clara (1878–1973), German scholar, was born on 19 May 1878 at 89 Denmark Hill, London, the oldest child and elder of the two surviving daughters of Philip Maurice Deneke (1842–1925), a wealthy London merchant banker born in Germany, and his wife, ...

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Helena Clara Deneke (1878–1973) by Hubert Andrew Freeth [left, with her sister, Margaret Deneke] private collection

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Forster, Leonard Wilson (1913–1997), German scholar, was born in London on 30 March 1913, the son of Edward James Forster, businessman, and his wife, Linda Charlotte, née Rogers. After Marlborough College, he read modern and medieval languages at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, from 1931 to 1934, little imagining when he attended the funeral of the first Schröder professor of German, ...

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Luke, Frederic Davey [David] (1921–2005), German scholar and translator, was born at Emsworth, Linden Road, Clevedon, Somerset, on 13 June 1921, the son of Thomas Davey Luke, a doctor, and his wife, Jane Thompson, née Pattison. His father died young, and Luke (known in the family as ...