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Margulies, Alexander (1902–1991), businessman and patron of the arts, was born in Skalat, Galicia, on 1 July 1902, the son of Marcus Mordecai Margulies (1862–1921) and his wife, Fanny, née Feige (1865–1943). The Margulies were descendants of Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Margulies (1760–1828), who was celebrated for his scholarship and wealth. When the First World War broke out the family took up residence in ...

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Sternberg, Sir Sigmund (Siggy) (1921–2016), businessman, interfaith activist, and philanthropist, was born on 2 June 1921 in Budapest, the only son of Abrish (Abraham) Sternberg (1886–1935), antiques dealer, and his wife, Beztzi (Elizabeth), née Reiner (1886–1981). Suzanne...