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Fried, Erich (1921–1988), poet, translator, and essayist, was born on 6 May 1921 in Vienna, the only child of middle-class Jewish parents, Hugo Fried (1890–1938), haulage contractor, later hypnotist, and his wife, Nellie, née Stein (1896–1982). After the Nazi annexation of Austria his father was arrested and beaten to death by the ...

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Guedalla, Philip (1889–1944), historian and essayist, was born on 12 March 1889 in Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale, London, the only son of David Guedalla, an almond broker in Mincing Lane, who came from a Spanish-Jewish family, and his wife, Louise Soman. Guedalla's talents developed early, and at ...

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Philip Guedalla (1889–1944) by Sir William Rothenstein © Estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Low, Sir Sidney James Mark (1857–1932), journalist, historian, and essayist, was born at Blackheath, London, on 22 January 1857, the eldest child in the family of six sons and five daughters of Maximilian Loewe or Low (1830-1900) and his wife Theresa née Schacherl (1835-1887)...