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Dellal, Jack (1923–2012), financier and property dealer, was born on 2 October 1923 at 31 Sandileigh Avenue, Withington, a prosperous Manchester suburb, the son of Salman Aboudy, otherwise Solomon, Dellal (1880–1940), businessman, and his wife Charlotte, formerly Beher, née Shashona (1888–1970), both Iraqi Jewish emigrés who had arrived in ...

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Hardoon, Silas Aaron (1851–1931), merchant and property owner, was born in Baghdad, one of the six children of Aaron Hardoon. He moved with his family to Bombay about 1856. His family was poor and he received only an elementary education, possibly supported by the local ...

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Sir Maxwell Joseph (1910–1982) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Joseph, Sir Maxwell [formerly Max] (1910–1982), hotelier and property dealer, was born Max Joseph on 31 May 1910, at 21 Whitechapel Road, London, the second of the three sons of Jack Joseph, a journeyman tailor and property dealer, and his wife, Sarah Orler...

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Littman, Joseph Aaron (1898–1953), property investor, was born in Russia into a peasant family. Poverty deprived him of an education and in later life he could still hardly sign his name. However, as Edward Erdman later recalled, 'he knew how to deal with people' (...

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Reichmann, Moshe Yosef [Paul] (1930–2013), property developer, was born in Vienna on 27 September 1930, the fifth of six children and fourth of five sons of Samuel Reichmann (1898–1975), a wealthy egg merchant, and his wife, Renée, née Gestetner (1898–1990). The Reichmann family were deeply observant Jews. They had moved in 1923 from the town of ...