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Bamber [née Balmuth], Helen Rae (1925–2014), human rights advocate and psychotherapist, was born at Westminster Hospital, London, on 1 May 1925, the only child of Louis Balmuth (1887–1961), accountant, and his wife Marie, née Bader (1895–1969), a singer. At the time of her birth registration her parents, both of Polish-Jewish descent, lived at ...

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Rothschild, Nathan Mayer (1777–1836), merchant and financier, was born on 16 September 1777 at Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He was the son of Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744–1812), coin dealer and money lender, and his wife Gutle (1753–1849), daughter of Wolf Schnapper, a wealthy ...

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Sassoon family (per. c. 1830–1961), merchants, came to commercial prominence with David Sassoon (1792–1864), a Jewish merchant. Born in Baghdad in October 1792, the son of Sason ben Saleh (1750–1830) and Amam Gabbai, David belonged to a Sephardic family that, though originating in ...