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Bacharach, Alfred Louis (1891–1966), food scientist and musician, was born in Hampstead, London, on 11 August 1891, the son of Otto Leonhard Bacharach, a stockbroker, of Hampstead, and his wife, Alice Eva Wagner. He lived throughout his life in Hampstead. Bacharach was educated at ...

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Sir Joseph Rotblat (1908–2005) by Dominick Tyler, 1995 © Dominick Tyler

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Rotblat, Sir Joseph (1908–2005), scientist and peace activist, was born Jósef Rotblat on 4 November 1908 in Warsaw, the eldest of five surviving children (two others died in infancy) of Zygmunt, otherwise Zelman, Rotblat, the owner of a haulage company specializing in the paper trade, and his wife, ...

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Zuckerman, Solly, Baron Zuckerman (1904–1993), scientist and public servant, was born on 30 May 1904 in Cape Town, Cape Colony, the eldest son and second of the five children of Moses Zuckerman, furniture and hardware merchant, and his wife, Ruth, née Glaser, a prominent Zionist and social worker. His grandparents on both sides emigrated from ...