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Allan, Elkan Philip (1922–2006), journalist and television producer, was born Elkan Philip Cohen at 16 Hoveden Road, Cricklewood, London, on 8 December 1922, the son of Allan Cohen, (d. 1952), furrier, later an owner of printing presses, and his wife, Rose, née...

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Angel, Moses (1817/18–1898), headmaster and journal editor, was one of the eleven children of Emmanuel Moses (d. 1841), a publican, and his wife, Sarah. At some stage he transposed his name from Angel Moses to Moses Angel, probably in 1839 when his father was convicted at the ...

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Ballin, Ada Sarah (1862–1906), magazine editor and proprietor, and writer on health, was born on 4 May 1862 at 47 Woburn Place, Bloomsbury, London, first of the three children of Isaac Ballin (c.1811–1897), merchant, and his wife, Annie, née Moss. She was brought up in a Jewish home and educated privately before attending ...

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Beer [née Sassoon], Rachel (1858–1927), newspaper proprietor and editor, was born in Bombay, India, the middle child and only daughter of Sassoon David Sassoon (1832–1867), a Jewish merchant, and his wife, Farha, née Reuben (b. 1828). Rachel's father arrived in England...

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Beloff, (Leah) Nora (1919–1997), journalist, was born on 24 January 1919 at 65 Oakwood Court, Kensington, London, the middle of five children (two sons and three daughters) of Simon Beloff and his wife, Marie, formerly Katzin. Her elder brother Max, later Lord Beloff (1913–1999)...

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Benisch, Abraham (1811–1878), Hebraist and newspaper editor, was born to Jewish parents at Drossau, a small town 8 miles south-west of Klattau in Bohemia. About 1836 he studied surgery at Prague University where, with other Jewish students, he formed an organization for re-establishing Jewish independence in ...

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Bensusan, Samuel Levy (1872–1958), journalist and author, was born on 29 September 1872 at Dulwich, London, the second of five children of Jacob Samuel Levy Bensusan (1846–1917), feather merchant, and Miriam (1848–1926), the daughter of Moses Levy Bensusan and his wife, Emily. His parents were Orthodox Sephardi Jews of Spanish descent whose ancestors had held high office in the courts of the ...

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Binstead, Arthur Morris [nicknamed Pitcher] (1861–1914), journalist and author, was born on 6 January 1861 at 106 Great Titchfield Street, Marylebone, London, the son of Arthur William Binstead, manager of the Continental Gallery in Bond Street, and his wife, Mary Ann Morriss...

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Birk [née Wilson], Alma Lillian, Baroness Birk (1917–1996), politician and journalist, was born on 22 September 1917 at 10 Belgrave Place, Brighton, the daughter of Barnett Wilson (formerly Woolfson) of Stamford Hill, London, and his wife, Alice, née Tosh. Her father ran a successful greeting-card company, and she enjoyed a comfortable upbringing. She was educated at ...

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Henri Georges Stephan Adolphe Opper de Blowitz (1825–1903) by Henri Dochy © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blowitz, Henri Georges Stephan Adolphe Opper de (1825–1903), journalist, was born at Blovice in the Plzeň district of Bohemia, on 28 December 1825, the elder son of Marc Opper or Oppert, a tradesman, and Anne Hartmann. The exact circumstances of his early life are uncertain; the account that he dictated for his posthumously published ...

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Brandon [formerly Brandeis], (Oscar) Henry (1916–1993), journalist, was born on 9 March 1916 in Liberec, Bohemia—then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, but shortly to become part of Czechoslovakia—the only child of a banker in Prague whose family name was Brandeis...

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Bresslau, Marcus Hyman (1807/8–1864), newspaper editor, was born in Hamburg, possibly with the Hebrew forenames Mordecai Chaim, to Jewish parents of whom nothing is known. He migrated to London in his youth. He had evidently received a traditional Jewish education, but at the same time had inculcated the ideas of the ...

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Elias, Julius Salter, Viscount Southwood (1873–1946), printer and newspaper proprietor, was born in Birmingham on 5 January 1873, youngest of seven children of David Elias, a Whitby jet merchant, and his wife, Esther Jones (d. 1907). The failure of his father's business forced a move to ...

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Frankel, William (1917–2008), barrister and newspaper editor, was born Woolf Frankel at 1A Eastman Court, Whitechapel, London, on 3 February 1917, the second of three sons of Isaac Frankel, a street trader and synagogue beadle, and his wife, Hannah (Anna), née Lacker. His parents had arrived from the Galician area of ...

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Franklin, Jacob Abraham (1809–1877), newspaper proprietor and editor, was born on 2 February 1809 in Portsmouth, the eldest of twelve children (including two daughters) of Abraham Franklin (1784–1854), a silversmith and licensed navy agent of Bath Square, Broad Street, and his wife, Miriam (1789–1870)...

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Fry [formerly Freund], Richard Henry (1900–2002), financial and political journalist, was born Richard Freund on 23 September 1900 in Berlin, the son of Rudolf Freund, a brewer and general merchant, and his wife, Betty. Both parents were from Bohemia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. He had one brother. Although his father ran a brewery in ...

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Goldsmith, Lewis (1763/4?–1846), journalist and political writer, was probably born in Richmond, Surrey, according to most biographical accounts in 1763 or 1764. However, Goldsmith's self-serving claims that he was only twenty-seven in 1802–3 (Goldsmith, xix) would place the event between 1774 and 1776. Although he was of Portuguese Jewish descent, his mother's maiden name was apparently ...

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Greenberg, Leopold Jacob (1861–1931), newspaper editor and Zionist, was born at 26 Frederic Street, Birmingham, on 6 September 1861, the second of three sons (there were also two daughters) of Simeon Greenberg, jewellery manufacturer, and his wife, Matilda Samson. His parents were Orthodox Jews. He was sent to ...

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Isidor Arthur Gunsberg (1854–1930) by Hastings Bradshaw, c.1900 Chesshistory.com