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Brodetsky, Selig (1888–1954), mathematician and Zionist leader, was born on 5 July 1888 at Olviopol, a small town in Ukraine 100 miles north of Odessa, the second son among the thirteen children of Akiva Brodetsky (1864–1942), a synagogue official, and his wife, Adel Prober (1864–1926)...

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Domb, Cyril [later Cyril Yechiel Domb] (1920–2012), theoretical physicist and Jewish scholar, was born Cyril Dombrowsky at 166 Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, on 9 December 1920, the first child of Joel (or Yoel) Dombrowsky, cardboard box manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah, née...

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Redcliffe Nathan Salaman (1874–1955) by Walter Stoneman Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

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Salaman, Redcliffe Nathan (1874–1955), geneticist and Jewish activist, was born Nathan Redcliffe Salaman, at 100 Redcliffe Gardens, Kensington, London, on 12 September 1874, the ninth of the fifteen children of Myer Salaman (1835/6–1896), a wealthy ostrich feather merchant, and his wife, Sarah Soloman (1844–1931)...