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Abrams, Mark Alexander [formerly Max Alexander Abramowitz] (1906–1994), social scientist, was born at 57 Balfour Road, Edmonton, London, on 27 April 1906, one of eight children born to Abraham (Abram) Abramowitz, also known as Abramovich or Abrams, and his wife, Annie (Hannah), ...

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See Burton, Sir Montague Maurice [formerly Meshe David Osinsky]

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Hirsch, Maurice de [formerly Moritz von Hirsch], Baron de Hirsch in the Bavarian nobility (1831–1896), businessman and philanthropist, was born on 9 December 1831 in Munich, the third child and oldest son of Joseph von Hirsch (1805–1885) and his wife, Karoline Wertheimer...

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Jowell, Sir Roger Mark (1942–2011), social statistician, was born on 26 March 1942 in Cape Town, South Africa, the younger son of Jack Jowell (1906–1991), director of a company making ladies' clothing, and his wife, Emily, née Katzenellenbogen (1909–2000). His family were Jewish although ...

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See Kadoorie [formerly Kelly], Lawrence, Baron Kadoorie

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(Isidore) Jack Lyons (1916–2008) by unknown photographer © Stephen Lock / Telegraph Media Group Limited 1996

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Lyons, (Isidore) Jack (1916–2008), businessman, philanthropist, and convicted fraudster, was born in Leeds on 1 February 1916, the fifth of six children of Samuel Henry Lyons (1883/4–1959), businessman, and his wife, Sophie, née Niman (1885–1971). His immediate elder brother, Bernard Lyons (1913–2008...

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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...

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Sir Isaac Wolfson, first baronet (1897–1991) by Godfrey Argent, 1969 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wolfson, Sir Isaac, first baronet (1897–1991), businessman and philanthropist, was born on 1 October 1897 at 12 Kidston Street, Glasgow, the second of three sons and one of nine children of Solomon Wolfson (1868–1941), a poor Orthodox Jewish immigrant from Russian Poland, who worked in ...

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Ziff, (Israel) Arnold (1927–2004), businessman and philanthropist, was born on 31 January 1927 at 28 Grange Avenue, Chapeltown, Leeds, the only son of Max Ziff (d. 1954), a boot manufacturer and retailer, and his wife, Annie, née Gilston. His family had moved to ...