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Henry Makow (born November 12, 1949) is a Swiss-born Canadian Jewish author and self-appointed conspiracy researcher. He is notably the inventor of the board game Scruples. Makow is known for his acrid criticism of homosexuality and feminism which he asserts to be ploys in the NWO scheme of destroying the fabric of society, i.e. inter-human relationships.  He has tried to use this page as an example of his lack of knowledge about British Jewry and British History, pointing people of similar ilk to a list of Jews who have contributed immensely to both British & World peace & advancement. In order to protect those people we withdrew this page and informed the author of his obvious errors. He withdrew the article, however some other websites have reproduced this erroneous page. We are able to monitor them and pass the information on to the appropriate authorities Those who are based in the UK are liable to be sued under the Prevention From Harassment Act 1997, which under s.2.2 may result in a criminal conviction and up to 6 months imprisonment and/or a class 5 fine.  Any further repeat by such people to do the same will only result in us publishing such behaviour and reporting them to the appropriate authorities. We apologise to our many readers (30 million in 2008 & 38 million so far in 2009), but we will not allow our pages to be used or referred to for such outrageous untrue propaganda. Now one of them has copied our page in contravention of the laws of copyright and we have instructed our lawyers to sue for damages.

As various groups of people, who for some reason fear the Jewish People are advertising this page as an example of something sinister- we are now adding what eminent non-Jews say about the Jewish People. On a recent programme on Christianity the BBC acknowledged that Christianity is indeed a sect of Judaism.

"Some people like the Jews, and some do not. But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are, beyond any question, the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has appeared in the world."

-- Winston Churchill
"The Jew is that sacred being who has brought down from heaven the everlasting fire, and has illumined with it the entire world. He is the religious source, spring, and fountain out of which all the rest of the peoples have drawn their beliefs and their religions."
-- Leo Tolstoy
"It was in vain that we locked them up for several hundred years behind the walls of the Ghetto. No sooner were their prison gates unbarred than they easily caught up with us, even on those paths which we opened  up without their aid."
-- A. A. Leroy Beaulieu, French publicist, 1842
"The Jew gave us the Outside and the Inside - our outlook and our inner life. We can hardly get up in the morning or cross the street without being Jewish. We dream Jewish dreams and hope Jewish hopes. Most of our best words, in fact - new, adventure, surprise, unique, individual, person, vocation, time, history, future, freedom, progress, spirit, faith, hope, justice - are the gifts of the Jews."

-- Thomas Cahill, Irish Author


"One of the gifts of the Jewish culture to Christianity is that it has taught Christians to think like Jews, and any modern man who has not learned to think as though he were a Jew can hardly be said to have learned to think at all."

-- William Rees-Mogg, former Editor-in-Chief for The Times of London and a member of the House of Lords


"It is certain that in certain parts of the world we can see a peculiar people, separated from the other peoples of the world and this is called the Jewish people....
This people is not only of remarkable antiquity but has also lasted for a singular long time... For whereas the people of Greece and Italy, of Sparta, Athens and Rome and others who came so much later have perished so long ago, these still exist, despite the efforts of so many powerful kings who have tried a hundred times to wipe them out, as their historians testify, and as can easily be judged by the natural order of things over such a long spell of years. They have always been preserved, however, and their preservation was foretold... My encounter with this people amazes me..."

-- Blaise Pascal, French Mathematician

"The Jewish vision became the prototype for many similar grand designs for humanity, both divine and man made The Jews,   herefore, stand at the center of the perennial attempt to give human life the dignity of a purpose."

--Paul Johnson, American Historian


"As long as the world lasts, all who want to make progress in righteousness will come to Israel for inspiration as to the people who
had the sense for righteousness most glowing and strongest."

--Matthew Arnold, British poet and critic
"If there is any honor in all the world that I should like, it would be to be an honorary Jewish citizen."

--A.L Rowse, authority on Shakespeare
"Indeed  it is difficult for all other nations of the world to live in the  presence of the Jews. It is irritating and most uncomfortable.  The Jews embarrass the world as they have done things which are  beyond the imaginable. They have become moral strangers since the  day their  forefather, Abraham, introduced the world to high ethical  standards and to the fear of Heaven. They brought the world the Ten  Commandments, which many nations prefer to defy. They violated the  rules of history by staying alive, totally at odds with common  sense and historical evidence. They outlived all their former  enemies, including vast empires such as the Romans and the Greeks.  They angered the world with their return to their homeland after  2000 years of exile and after the murder of six million of their  brothers and sisters.
They aggravated mankind by building, in the  wink of an eye, a democratic State which others were not able to  create in even hundreds of years. They built living monuments such  as the duty to be holy and the privilege to serve one's fellow  men.  They had their hands in every human progressive endeavor,  whether in science, medicine, psychology or any other discipline,  while totally
out of proportion to their actual numbers. They gave  the world the Bible and even their "savior."

Jews taught the  world not to accept the world as it is, but to transform it, yet  only a few nations wanted to listen. Moreover, the Jews introduced  the world to one God, yet only a minority wanted to draw the moral  consequences. So the nations of the world realize that they would  have been lost without the Jews.. And while their subconscious  trie s to remind them of how much of Western civilization is framed  in terms of concepts first articulated by the Jews, they  do anything to suppress it.

They deny that Jews remind them  of a higher purpose of life and the need to be honorable, and do  anything to escape its consequences. It is simply too much to  handle for them, too embarrassing to admit, and above all, too  difficult to live by.

So the nations of the world decided once again  to go out of 'their' way in order to find a stick to hit the Jews.  The goal: to prove that Jews are as immoral and guilty of massacre  and genocide as some of they themselves are.

All this in  order to hide and justify their own failure to even protest when  six million Jews were brought to the slaughterhouses of  Auschwitz and Dachau; so as to wipe out the moral conscience of  which the Jews remind them, and they found a stick.

Nothing  could be more gratifying for them than to find the Jews in  a struggle with another people (who are completely terrorized by  their own leaders) against whom the Jews, against their best  wishes, have to defend themselves in order to survive. With great  satisfaction, the world allows and initiates the rewriting of  history so as to fuel the rage of yet another people against the  Jews. This in spite of the fact that the nations understand very  well that peace between the parties could have come a long time  ago, if only the Jews would have had a fair chance. Instead, they  happily jumped on the wagon of hate so as to justify their jealousy  of the Jews and their incompetence to deal with their own moral  issues.

When Jews look at the bizarre play taking place in The Hague,  they can only smile as this artificial game once more proves how  the world paradoxically admits the Jews uniqueness. It is in their  need to undermine the Jews that they actually raise  them.


The study of history of Europe during the past centuries  teaches us one uniform lesson: That the nations which received and  in any way dealt fairly and mercifully with the Jew have prospered;  and that the nations that have tortured and oppressed them have  written out their own curse."

--Olive Schreiner, South African  novelist and social activist


June 17th 2009
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A


Harold Abrahams
Bert Ambrose
Jenny Abramsky
Gerry Anderson
Danny Angel
Simon Amstell
Ronni Ancona

Harold Abrahams
Athlete Bedford,
  1899 -
  1978
Bert Ambrose
Bandleaser
Jenny Abramsky
TV Executive
Gerry Anderson
producer and puppeteer
Daniel M. Angel
film producer
Simon Amstell
comedian

Ronni Ancona
impressionist

Jacob Adler
Larry Adler
Samuel Green
Natale Appleton
Nicole Appleton
Don Arden
Danny Angel
Jacob Adler
Yiddish actor
Larry Adler
Harmonica.
Antithesis (Samuel Green)
Singer
Natalie Appleton
All Saints
Singer
Nicole Appleton
All Saints
Singer
Don Arden
music promoter and former Black Sabbath manager
Sir Sidney Abrahams
Diplomat

Gerald Abraham Books
Elias Parish Alvars
David Alliance
Chimen Abramsky Roman Abromovich
Herman Adler
N M Adler

Gerald Abraham  musicologist
(1904–1988)
Elias Parish Alvars
 composer
David Alliance, Baron Alliance, businessman & Liberal Democrat politician Chimen Abramsky   Professor of Hebrew Roman Abramovich
Owner of Chelsea FC

Hermann Adler,
Chief Rabbi
Nathan Marcus Adler,
Chief Rabbi

Benjamin Artom Samuel Alexander
Sir Alfred Ayer
David Abulafia
Geoff Alderman
Sir George Albertini
Asher Asher

Benjamin Artom, Haham
 of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews.Asti, Italy,  (1835 -1879).
Samuel Alexander 
professor of philosophy at Manchester, born in Australia, the first Jewish fellow of an Oxbridge college
Sir Alfred Ayer  
philosopher, populariser of logical positivism
David Abulafia,
Professor of history, University of Cambridge
Geoffrey Alderman
historian
Sir George Alberti,
President, Royal College of Physicians
Asher Asher
first Scottish Jewish doctor
(1837-1889)

Isaac Abendana Michael Solomon Alexander
Frank Auerbach
Abraham Manie Adelstein Gerald Abrahams Author on Chess
Grace Aguilar
Naomi Alderman

Isaac Abendana,
Hebraist
(1650-1710)
Michael Solomon Alexander, first Anglican bishop of Jerusalem
(1799–1845)
Frank Auerbach   ,
 painter
Abraham Manie Adelstein, Government statistician
(1916–1992)
Gerald Abrahams  
British chess player
Grace Aguilar  ,
novelist & poet
Naomi Alderman  
novelist, winner of the Orange Award for new writers 2006

Lisa Appignanesi
Barbara Amiel
Danny Abse
Al Alvarez
House of Aaaron in Lincoln
Leo Abse
Robert Adley
Lisa Appignanesi  ,
 novelist
Barbara Amiel
Journalist
Dannie Abse 
poet
Al Alvarez 
poet
Aaron of Lincoln 
 12th century financier
Leo Abse 
Labour MP & social reformer
Robert Adley 
 Conservative MP









Aaron of Canterbury Aaron of York Barney Aaron Jacob Abendana Paul Ableman Ken Adam Saul Adler








Petrus Alphonsi Edward Andrade Moses Angel Jo Ankier Vera Atkins Charlotte Auerbach Yehezkel Abramsky,
Rabbi and dayan

 
B

Viktor Barna
Jackie "Kid" Berg
Sidney Bernstein
David Baddiel Alain Boubill
Marc Bolan
Elkie Brooks

Viktor Gyozo Barna
 Table Tennis
  Budapest, Hungary
  1911-1972

BERG, Jackie "Kid"
 Boxer  London
  1909-1991

Sidney Bernstein
TV - Ilford
1899-2003

Alain Boublil
Composer
Marc Bolan
Singer
Elkie Brooks
Singer

Joyce Blair
Lionel Blair
Claire Bloom
Harold Berens
Georgia Brown
Leon Brittan
Bernard Bresslaw
Joyce Blair
Actress. London
1933-2006
Lionel Blair
Dancer
Claire Bloom
Actress
(1931- )
Harold Berens
Actor
Georgia Brown
Singer
( 1933 -  1992)

Leon Brittan,
Baron Brittan of Spennithorne
Politician
Bernard Bresslaw
Comedian London
1934 -

 

Alfie Bass
Angela Buxton
Helena Bonham Carter
Eleanor Bron
Steven Berkoff
Dani Behr
Sir Michael Balcon

Alfie Bass
Actor
 (1921 – 1987)

 BUXTON, Angela
Tennis. Liverpool
 1934-

Helena Bonham Carter
Actress
 (1966 - )
Eleanor Bron
Actress
Steven Berkoff
Actor/Producer
 (1937 - )
Dani Behr
TV Presenter
(1971 - )
Sir Michael Balcon
Film Producer

John Barnett Arnold Brown
Peter Brook
Rabbi Lionel Blue
Melanie Blat
Stanley Black
Ian Broudie

John Barnett 
composer
(1802-1890)
Arnold Brown
Comedian
Peter Brook
Theatrical Director
Rabbi Lionel Blue
Radio Broadcaster
Melanie Blat
All Saints Singer
Stanley Black
Composer
Ian Broudie
member of The Lightning Seeds

Pete Burns
Ben Butcher Chris Blackwell
Lionel Bart
Don Black

Anthony Bassano
Pete Burns
of Dead or Alive
Ben Butcher
Singer
Chris Blackwell
founder of Island Records
Lionel Bart
Composer
Don Black
Composer
Alvise Bassano,
 musician
Anthony Bassano,
musician


Julius Benedict
Maria Bland John Braham
Norbert Brainin
Lotte Berk
Caprice

Baptista Bassano,
musician
Julius Benedict,
composer
(1804-1885)

Maria Bland,
 singer
John Braham
 singer(  -1919)
Norbert Brainin 
 violinist
(1923 - 2005)

Lotte Berk,
 dancer and health guru
Caprice Bourret 
 model

Sir Victor Blank
Sir Montague Burton
Tony Bullimore
Joel Barnett
Sir Israel Brodie
John Bercow Sir Isaiah Berlin

Sir Victor Blank,
Chairman of GUS
Sir Montague Burton, retailer Tony Bullimore,
yachtsman
Joel Barnett 
 Labour cabinet minister and life peer
Sir Israel Brodie,
Chief Rabbi
John Bercow 
 Conservative MP & Speaker of the House Of Commons
Sir Isaiah Berlin 
political philosopher

Max Black
John Bercow Lord Beloff
John Bercow John Bercow John Bercow John Bercow
Max Black
 philosopher

(1909 - 1988)

Richard Barnett,
museum curator and archaeologist
Max Beloff, Lord Beloff, historian Lionel Barnett
orientalist
Abraham Benisch, Hebraist and editor of the Jewish Chronicle David Bomberg 
, painter
Sir John Balcombe,
Lord Justice of Appeal

Judah Benjamin
John Bercow John Bercow John Bercow Lita Rosa John Bercow Sir Hermann Bondi

Judah P. Benjamin,
American exile, lawyer
Herbert Bentwich,
lawyer and Zionist leader
Norman Bentwich
 lawyer and Attorney-General of Palestine
His Honour Gerald Butler, Q.C., judge Rachel Beer
 newspaper editor
Michael Baxter,
Government statistician
Sir Hermann Bondi  
Chief Scientific Adviser to the Ministry of Defence

Bernhard Baron Sir Clive Bourne
Sir Leon Bagrit Sir Barney Barnato
Jack Beddington
Peter Barnes
Alain de Botton
Bernhard Baron,
 cigarette maker and philanthropist
Sir Clive Bourne, philanthropist Sir Leon Bagrit
Time Magazine
Barney Barnato,
 diamond miner
Jack Beddington
advertising executive
Peter Barnes
 playwright
Alain de Botton  ,
 writer

Lita Rosa Anita Brookner
Ian Buruma
Alex Brummer
Hilda Bernstein
Baroness Birk


Caryl Brahms ,
 writer
Anita Brookner  ,
novelist
Ian Buruma  ,
Dutch-born journalist and writer
Alex Brummer,
Economic and financial journalist and biographer
Hilda Bernstein   Anti-apartheid activist Alma Birk, Baroness Birk   Labour politician Dave Berry
presenter









John Balcombe Jill Balcon Jean Barker, Baroness Trumpington Binnie Barnes Jeni Barnett Lionel Barnett Richard Barnett








Samuel Barnett
actor
Simon Baron-Cohen Richard Bergmann Alfred Beit Gina Bellman Linda Bellos Solomon Birnbaum








Matt Black Leonard Blavatnik Vernon Bogdanor Edward Bonham Carter Georgina Born Jo Brand John Raphael Rodrigues Brandon








Gerry Bron Steve Brookstein Arnold Burgen Gerald Butler Louis Bookman Ben Briscoe Robert Briscoe politician








Gavin Broder






 
C

Sacha Baron Cohen
Ernsy Boris Chaim Sam Costa
Danny Angel Danny Angel Joe Collins
Joan Collins

Sacha Baron Cohen
Comedian & Actor
Ernst Boris Chaim
(1906-1979)
  shared the Nobel Prize with Alexander Fleming for isolating and purifying penicillin.

Sam Costa
Radio Presenter & Comedian
Jack Cohen
Retailer. London
1898 – 1979

Charles Clore
Property & Retailer
1904-1979
Joe Collins
Theatrical Agent
Joan Collins
Actress

Jackie Collins
Alma Cogan
Nicky Chinn
Katrin Cartlidge
Benjamon Cohen
Jono Coleman
Johnny Clegg

Jackie Collins
Authoress
Alma Cogan
Singer
Nicky Chinn
Songwriter
(1945- )
Katrin Cartlidge
Actress
Benjamin Cohen
reporter and presenter
Jono Coleman Johnny Clegg
UK-born South African musician

Lol Creme
Edwina Currie Giacobbe Cervetto Harriet Cohen
Michael Costa
Frederick Hymen Cowen
Solomon Cutner
Lol Creme
member of 10cc
Edwina Currie   Conservative minister
Giacobbe Cervetto
cellist
Harriet Cohen 
pianist
Michael Costa  
conductor and composer.
Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer Solomon Cutner
known as Solomon, pianist

Jack Cotton
Sir Trevor Chinn
Sit Ernest Cassel
Alex Carlisle
Alan Coren
Simon Cowell
James Callis

Jack Cotton,
 property developer
Sir Trevor Chinn
businessman and philanthropist

Sir Ernest Cassel banker Alex Carlile, Baron Carlile of Berriew,
Liberal Democrats
 Alan Coren
Author & Presenter
Simon Cowell James Callis
John Canter
Giacobbe Cervetto David Cesarani





Jon Canter Antonio Fernandez Carvajal
Merchant & 1st Jew to have British Citizenship
David Cesarani Chuts Arthur Cohen Chapman Cohen Edward Cohen


Glenda Collins

Victoria Coren
Anthony Costa


Laurence Jonathan Cohen Mike Cohen (journalist) Glenda Collins Giles Coren Victoria Coren Antony Costa Frances Crook




 


Erran Baron Cohen Jenni Calder Hazel Cosgrove,
Lady Cosgrove
Ivor Cutler Morris"2-Gun" Cohen
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D

Benjamin Disraeli
Bernie Delfont
Oscar Deutsch
Mark Damazar
Jaqueline Du Pre

Richard Desmond

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield Sir Bernie Delfont
Impressario
Oscar Deutsch
founder of Odeon Cinemas
Mark Damazer
Controller BBC Radio 4 and BBC 7
Jacqueline du Pré
 cellist

Richard Desmond   publisher, Chairman of the Daily Express Group
Lotd Dubbs
Baron Diamond Jonathan Djanogly





Alf Dubs 
 Labour MP and life peer
John Diamond, Baron Diamond Labour cabinet minister and SDP leader in the House of Lords(1907-2004) Jonathan Djanogly
Conservative MP
Baron Diego Pereira D' Aguilar Isaac D'Israeli Moses da Costa Charlotte Dacre








Craig David Philip Dawid Daniel Day-Lewis Lynsey de Paul David Dein Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler John Diamond
journalist









Vivien Duffield David Daiches Jack David Dunitz




 
E

Ben Elton
Maurice Edelman
Sir Joseph Epstein
David Elsyein
Brian Epstein
Louise Ellman


Ben Elton
Comedian & Playright
Maurice Edelman
Politician
Sir Jacob Epstein,
 sculptor (UK-based)
 
David Elstein
founder of Channel 5
Brian Epstein
manager of the Beatles

Louise Ellman 
 Labour MP
Bernie Ecclestone








John Edwards (sailor) Ray Ellington Ruth Ellis Hogan Ephraim Anthony Epstein


 
F

Bud Flanagan
Clement Freud
Anna Freud
Stephen Fry
Marty Feldman
Vanessa Feltz
Gaynor Faye

Bud Flanagan 
Entertainer. London
1896 –  1968

Sir Clement Freud
Politician & Writer
Anna Freud
Daughter of
Sigmund Freud

Stephen Fry
Actor & Presenter
Marty Feldman
Comic Actor
Vanessa Feltz
TV Presenter
Gaynor Faye
Actress


Fenella Fielding
Stephen Frears
Maria Freedman
Leonard Feather Victot Feldman
Matthew Fisher
Celia Franca

Fenella Fielding
Actress
Stephen Frears
film director
Maria Friedman
musical theatre actress
Leonard Feather
writer on jazz, jazz pianist and composer
Victor Feldman
jazz musician
Matthew Fisher
founding member of Procol Harum
Celia Franca
ballerina

Justine Frischmann
Harry Farjeon Gerald Finzi
Benjamin Frankel
Danny Fenton
John Frieda
Lynne Featherstone

Justine Frischmann   member of Elastica Harry Farjeon
composer
Gerald Finzi 
 composer
Benjamin Frankel   composer Danny Fenton
Film Producer

John Frieda
 hair-stylist; father of actor Jordan Frieda
Lynne Featherstone   Liberal Democrat MP
Michael Fidler
Reginald Freeson






Michael Fidler 
 Conservative MP
Reginald Freeson 
 Labour minister
Michael Fabricant Marianne Faithfull Elaine Feinstein
Leonard Fenton Philip Ferdinand








Morris Finer Moses I. Finley Danny Fiszman Antonia Forest John Fox
statistician
Rosalind Franklin Bella Freud








Michael Friedländer Rose Fyleman Hannah Frank




 
G

Peter Green
Danny Angel
Lord Lew Grade
Michael Grade
Phillip Green
Berthold Goldschmidt
Henry Goodman

Peter Green
guitarist Fleetwood Mac,
Leslie Grade  Lord Lew Grade
 TV . Tokmak
1906-

Michael Grade
TV Director
Sir Philip Green
Retailer
 Berthold Goldschmidt  
 composer
Henry Goodman
Actor

Jonathan Glazer
Hermione Gingold
Graham Gouldman
Kevon Godly
Benny Green
Mick Green
Harvey Goldsmith

Jonathan Glazer
director
Hermione Gingold
Actress
Graham Gouldman
member of 10cc
Kevin Godley
member of 10cc
Benny Green
Musician & Radio Presenter
Mick Green
guitarist for Johnny Kidd and the Pirates
Harvey Goldsmith
rock impresario


Sir James Goldsmith
Walter Goehr
Alexander Goehr
Phillip Guedella
Michael Green
Ludwig Guttman
David Gold

Sir James Goldsmith
Industrialist
Walter Goehr 
 composer
Alexander Goehr
 composer, his son
Philip Guedalla 
 biographer
Michael Green
 founder of Carlton Television
Ludwig Guttmann  
 founder of the Paralympics
David Gold, founder of Ann Summers and co-owner of Birmingham City football club
Ralph Gold
Roman Greenberg
Florence Greenberg
Leo Genn
Avram Grant
Moses Gastor
Sir Phillip Goodhart

Ralph Gold, founder of Ann Summers and co-owners of Birmingham City football club Roman Greenberg,
IBO intercontinental heavyweight champion
Florence Greenberg
The Jewish Cookbook
Leo Genn
Actor

Avram Grant
Chelsea FC Manager

Moses Gaster,
Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews
Sir Philip Goodhart  Conservative MP and minister








Neil Gaiman Abram Games Romola Garai Norman Geras Mark Gertler Martin Gilbert Kieron Gillen








Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein) Alexander Goldberg Louis Golding Jane Goldman Goldsmid Francis Henry Goldsmid Anna Maria Goldsmid








Sydney Goldstein Israel Gollancz Victor Gollancz Benjamin Gompertz Lord George Gordon Julius Gould Graham Gouldman








Linda Grant (journalist) Michael Green (physicist) Leon Greenman Myer Galpern Albert Gubay Raymond Garlick Gerald Goldberg








Alexander Goldberg






 
H

Michael Howard 
 Eric Hobsbawn Anita Harris
Lawrence Harvey
Leslie Howard
Nicholas Hytner
Trevor Horn

Michael Howard ( Conservative cabinet minister & party leader (2003-2005)
Eric Hobsbawm
History Professor
Anita Harris
Singer
Laurence Harvey
Actor
Leslie Howard
Actor
Nicholas Hytner
Theatrical Director
Trevor Horn
founder of ZTT Records

Augustus Harris
Steffan Halperin
Margaret Hodge
Chaim Herzog
George Henshel
Myra Hess
Gerald Hoffnung

 Augustus Harris
actor and theatre manager
 Steffan Halperin
drummer for Klaxons
Margaret Hodge
Politician
Chaim Herzog
President of Israel
George Henschel 
 singer & conductor
Myra Hess 
 pianist
Gerard Hoffnung   musicologist
Irene Howard
Ben Helfgott
Aaron Hart
Joseph Hertz
Solomon Hershall
Evan Harris
Fabian Hamilton

Irene Howard,
English costume designer
Ben Helfgott Aaron Hart,
Chief Rabbi
Joseph H. Hertz,
Chief Rabbi
Solomon Hirschell,
Chief Rabbi
Evan Harris 
 Liberal Democrat MP
Fabian Hamilton 
 Labour MP

Helen Hayman
Melvyn Hayes






Helene Hayman 
MP / Life Peer
Melvyn Hayes
Actor

Steven Haberman Leslie Haden-Guest, 1st Baron Haden-Guest Peter Haden-Guest, 4th Baron Haden-Guest Hagin ben Moses Eric Hall








Sidney Hart Solomon Alexander Hart Robert Henriques Noreena Hertz Rosalyn Higgins Leonard Hoffmann,
Baron Hoffmann
David Horovitz








Anthony Horowitz Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog





 
I

Jason Isaacs
Sir Jeremy Isaacs
Steven Isserlis



Rufus Isaacs

Jason Isaacs
Actor
Sir Jeremy Isaacs
TV executive
Steven Isserlis
 cellist
Martin Indyk Isaac of Norwich Wilfrid B. Israel Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading   Liberal cabinet minister & Viceroy of India. The only British Jew to be elevated to a Marquessate.








Alice Isaacs,
Marchioness of Reading
Mary Innes-Ker,
Duchess of Roxburghe






 
J

Allan Jay
Sir Keith Josephs
Danny Angel Greville Janner
Lesley Joseph
David Jacobs
Sid James

JAY, Allan
Fencer.  London
1931-

Sir Keith Joseph
Politician

Barnett Janner
Politician
Greville Janner
 Labour MP, now life peer
Lesley Joseph
Actress
David Jacobs
Radio Presenter
 
Sid James
Actor

Tony Jay Henry Jaglom
Dick James
Mick Jones
Nathan Joseph Baron Jakobovits
Anthony Julius

Tony Jay
(1933 - 2006) English/American actor
Henry Jaglom
film director
Dick James
Singer & Agent
Mick Jones
guitarist, vocalist The Clash
Nathan Joseph
founder of Transatlantic Records
Immanuel Jakobovits, Baron Jakobovits,
Chief Rabbi
Anthony Julius  prominent Lawyer for Princess Diana, and against David Irving.








Jacob of London Joseph Jacobs Sydney Jacobson, Baron Jacobson George Jessel
jurist
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Joel family Dudley Joel








Solomon Joel Jordan (Katie Price) Josce of York Jenny Joseph Joe Jacobson


 
K

Davy Kaye
Casriel Dovid Kaplin David Kossof
Miriam Karlin
Paul Kaye
Robert Kazinsky
Felicity Kendal

Davy Kaye
Actor. London
1916-1998
Casriel Dovid Kaplin,
rabbi and dayan
 
David Kossoff
Actor
Miriam Karlin
Actress
 (1925 - )
Paul Kaye
Comedian
 (1965 - )
Robert Kazinsky
television actor
Felicity Kendal
Actress

Alex Kramer
Sir Alexander Korda
Zoltan Korda
Carl Ludwig Koch
Jason Kay
Mark Knopfler
Paul Kossof

Alex Kramer
TV presenter
Sir Alexander Korda
Film Producer
Zoltan Korda
film director
Ludwig Karl Koch
broadcaster and sound recordist
Jason Kay
member of Jamiroquai
Mark Knopfler
guitarist, singer and songwriter
Paul Kossoff
member of Free

Hans Keller
Baron Kalms
Joseph Kagan Gerald Kaufman
Ray Kelvin
Susan Kramer
Oona King

Hans Keller 
musicologist
Stanley Kalms
 now Baron Kalms of Edgware, life president of Dixons Group PLC.
Joseph Kagan
industrialist
Sir Gerald Kaufman
Labour minister
Ray Kelvin 
fashion designer, founder of Ted Baker
Susan Kramer
Liberal Democrat MP for Richmond Upon Thames
Oona King
 Labour MP









Bernard Katz Jacob Kramer David Keilin Lou Kenton Gerald Kersh Robert Krausz Peter Kravitz








Isaac Leon Kandel Conor Kostick





 
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Ted Kid Lewis
Laurie London
Nigel Lawson
Nigella Lawson
Valerie Leon
Lord Levy
Oliver Letwin

LEWIS, Ted "Kid"
Boxer London, 
1894-1970
Laurie London
Singer
Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby, Conservative cabinet minister and life peer
Nigella Lawson
Cookery writer
Valerie Leon
Actress
Michael Levy, Baron Levy
Music & Fundraiser
Oliver Letwin
Politician

Maureen Lipman
Joe Loss
Isidore De Lara
Mike Leigh
Richard Lester
Jonathan Lynn
Matt Lucas

Maureen Lipman
Actress
Joe Loss
Bandleader
Isidore de Lara 
composer
(1858–1935)’
Mike Leigh
film director
Richard Lester
film director
Jonathan Lynn
film director
Matt Lucas
Comedian

Robin Lustig
Bernard Lewis David Lewis Daniel Levy
Dominic Lawson
Edward Levy
Hart Lyon
Robin Lustig
radio broadcaster, BBC Radio 4
Bernard Lewis,
founder of River Island
David Lewis
 department store founder
Daniel Levy
Chairman Tottenham Hotspur FC
Dominic Lawson
 journalist
EDWARD LAWRENCE LEVY
 Weightlifting.
London

  1851 - 1932

Hart Lyon,
Chief Rabbi
(1721 -1800)


Harold Lever Ivan Lewis
Lew Lazar
Mark Lazarus
George Layton



Harold Lever, Baron Lever of Manchester (1914-1995) (1945)  Labour MP Ivan Lewis 
 Minister of State for Health
Lew Lazar
Boxer
Mark Lazarus
Footballer
George Layton
Actor/Playwrite
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Gavin Lightman








Harry Landis Denys Lasdun Harold Laski Marghanita Laski Neville Laski Hersch Lauterpacht Ruth Lawrence








Sidney Lee Peter Levene, Baron Levene of Portsoken Denise Levertov David Levi
scholar
Bernard Levin Harry S. Lewis Bernard Lewis








Bernard Lewis
entrepreneur
David Malcolm Lewis George Henry Lewis Leopold Davis Lewis Martin Lewis Samuel Lewis
financier
Harold Lightman








Stafford Lightman Rodrigo Lopez (physician) Steven Lukes Louis Lentin



 
M

Willy Meisl Ivor Montague
Daniel Mendoza
Sir Moses Montefiore
Simon Marks
Benno Moiseiwitsch
Alfred Marks

MEISL, Willy
Sports JournalistVienna, Austria
  1895- 1968

MONTAGU, Ivor
Table Tennis.  London,
  1904-1984
MENDOZA, Daniel
Boxer  London, 1764-1836
Sir Moses Haim Montefiore   financier & philanthropist Simon Marks
chairman of Marks & Spencer  (1888-1964)

Benno Moiseiwitsch 
 pianist 
Alfred Marks
Actor. London
1921-1996

Ron Moody
Watten Mitchell
Miriam Margolyes
Jessie Matthews
Kay Mellor
Sam Mendes
Bernard Manning

Ron Moody
Actor
Warren Mitchell
Actor
Miriam Margolyes
Actress
Jessie Matthews
English dancer, singer and actress 
(1907 - 1981)
Kay Mellor
actress & scriptwriter
Sam Mendes
film director
Bernard Manning
Comedian

Dr Jonathan Miller
Mike Mendoza
Manfred Mann
George Michael
Jon Moss
Malclom McLaren
Daniel Miller
Jonathan Miller
Theatrical Director
Mike Mendoza
TalkSport Radio

Manfred Mann
R&B keyboardist
George Michael
singer, songwriter, former member of Wham
Jon Moss
member of Culture Club
Malcolm McLaren
manager of the Sex Pistols
Daniel Miller
founder of Mute Records

Eric Maschwitz
Alicia Markova
David miliband
Ed miliband
Robert Maxwell
Peter Mandelson
Michael Marks

Eric Maschwitz
 lyricist, writer & broadcaster
Alicia Markova
Ballerina
David Miliband
Politician

Ed Miliband
Politician

Robert Maxwell
Industrialist & politician
Peter Mandelson
Politician
Michael Marks 
 co-founder of Marks & Spencer (born in Poland)

Yehudi Menuin
Sir Stirling Moss
David Manasseh
Samuel Monyague
Eleonor Marx
Linda McCartney
Stella Maccartny

Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist
SirStirling Moss,
racing driver
David Manasseh
Sports Agent
Samuel Montagu,
1st Baron Swaythling
(1832-1911)
Eleanor Marx, daughter and secretary of Karl Marx Linda McCartney   photographer Stella McCartney 
 fashion designer

Millie Miller Ian Mikardo






Millie Miller 
 Labour MP
(1923-1977)
Ian Mikardo
 (1908-1993)  
Labour MP
Patrick Marber David Samuel Margoliouth Rixi Markus Alan Marre Jacquetta May








Mary McCartney Solomon de Medina Alfred Mond,
1st Baron Melchett
Charlotte Mendelson Jonathan Mestel Jacques Mieses Eric Miller
businessman









Alan Mocatta Frederick David Mocatta Violet Mond, Baroness Melchett Ewen Montagu Michael Montague, Baron Montague of Oxford Claude Montefiore Moses Montefiore








Eric Moonman Dorrit Moussaieff Michael Moritz David Marcus



 
N

Darren Nesbitt
Anthony Newley
Dennis Norden





Darren Nesbitt
Actor
Anthony Newley
Actor/Singer/Songwriter
 (1931 - 1999)
Denis Norden
Playright & Presenter
Monty Norman
lyricist, composer & singer
Isaac Nathan Yfrah Neaman 
 violinist & teacher
Michael Nyman  
composer




NEBBISH




David Nieto, Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews Isaac Nieto, Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews Sir Gerald Nabarro (1950)  Conservative MP Nebbish
Frank Nabarro Lewis Bernstein Namier Harry Nathan, 1st Baron Nathan








Isaac Nathan Melissa Nathan Matthew Nathan David Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury Julia Neuberger, Baroness Neuberger Joshua A. Norton









 
O



Sharon Osbourne





Sophie Okonedo(1969 - ) Tracy-Ann Oberman
Actress
Sharon Osbourne
TV Presenter
Andrew Loog Oldham
manager of the Rolling Stones

Fred Oberlander Phillip Oppenheim Sally Oppenheim-Barnes








Kelly Osbourne Lucy Owen













 
P



Emeric Pressberger

David Pleat


Harold Pinter
 Playwrite
Nathalie Press
Emeric Pressburger
director & producer

David Prever
radio broadcaster
Murray Perahia
 pianist
David Pleat,
former football manager
Dame Shirley Porter
 Lord Mayor of Westminster 1991-92









Larry Parnes







Larry Parnes
Music Manager
Francis Palgrave Patricia Richardson (politician) David Pearl Yaakov Pearlman Benjamin Pell Ephraim Lópes Pereira d'Aguilar, 2nd Baron d'Aguilar








Lionel Phillips Arthur Wing Pinero Phil Piratin Michael Plaskow Beatrice Plummer, Baroness Plummer Elizabeth Polack Siegbert Salomon Prawer








Presbyter Judaeorum Nathalie Press Miranda Priestly Marjorie Proops Jack Pulman Joseph Pyke Lionel Edward Pyke








Harry Primrose,
6th Earl of Rosebery
Hannah Primrose,
Countess of Rosebery






 
Q









Richard Quest






















 
R

Lionel de Rothschild
Paul Reuter
Michael Rosen
Nathan R Rothschild
Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Jack Rosenthal
Lita Rosa

Lionel de Rothschild   Liberal MP, first practising Jew to be elected an MP Paul Reuter 
 founder of Reuters
Michael Rosen,
novelist, poet & broadcaster
Nathan Rothschild
Sir Malcolm Rifkind Conservative cabinet minister Jack Rosenthal
Playright. Manchester
1931-2004

Lita Rosa

Albert Rosenfeld
Gaby Roslin
Daniel Radcliffe
Esther Rantzen
Irving Rapper
Karl Reisz
Robert Rietti
ROSENFELD, Albert
Rugby in Sydney, Australia
Died: 1970
Gaby Roslin
TV Presenter
Daniel Radcliffe  
English actor (Harry Potter)
(1989 - )
Esther Rantzen
TV Presenter
Irving Rapper
film director

Karel Reisz
film director

Robert Rietti
Actor







Dame Anita Roddick

Keith Reid
founding member of Procol Harum
Gavin Rossdale
member of Bush
David Rose
songwriter & composer
Marie Rambert
ballerina
Landon Ronald
 conductor & composer
Henry Russell 
 pianist, baritone singer and composer
dame anita rodddick
founder of The Body Shop

Gerald Ronson
Janet Reger
Peter Rachman Jim Rosenthal
Clare Rayner
Jon Ronson
Sir Anthony Rothschild
Gerald Ronson
business tycoon and philanthropist.
Janet Reger
lingerie designer
Peter Rachman
, London landlord
Jim Rosenthal,
TV sports journalist & presenter
Claire Rayner
 agony aunt
Jon Ronson
Journalist, author, documentary filmmaker and radio presenter.
Sir Anthony Rothschild, first president of the United Synagogue
Barbara Roche MP
Mark Ronson






Barbara Roche 
 Labour minister
Mark Ronson
co-founder of Allido Records
David Rappaport Max Rayne John Rodker Bernie Rhodes Bernard Rix








Ruth Rix Barbara Roche Landon Ronald Steven Rose Isaac Rosenberg Abe Rosenthal Douglas Ross








Aline Caroline de Rothschild Anthony Gustav de Rothschild Evelyn Achille de Rothschild Charlotte von Rothschild Evelina de Rothschild Anthony de Rothschild Alfred de Rothschild








Alice Charlotte von Rothschild Anthony Rothschild Anthony James de Rothschild Charles Rothschild Charlotte Henriette de Rothschild David Lionel de Rothschild Edmund Leopold de Rothschild








Emma Georgina Rothschild Evelyn Robert de Rothschild Ferdinand James von Rothschild Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild Leopold David de Rothschild Leopold de Rothschild Lionel Nathan de Rothschild








Mayer Amschel de Rothschild Miriam Rothschild Nathan Mayer Rothschild Nathaniel de Rothschild Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild Louis Isaac Rabinowitz








David Rosen
rabbi
Mario Rosenstock





 
S

Peter Sellers
David Suchet
John Suchet
Anthony Sher Vidal Sassoon
Sir Jonathan Sacks
Bernard Spear

Peter Sellers
Actor
David Suchet
Actor
Jonathan Suchet
TV Presenter
 Antony Sher
Actor
Vidal Sassoon Sir Jonathan Sacks,
 Chief Rabbi
Bernard Spear Actor/Comedian 
Manny Shinwell
Alexei Sayle
Leonard Sachs
Jack Solomons
Helen Shapiro
John Schlesinger
Iona Skye

Manny Shinwell, Baron Shinwell Politician (1884-1986) Alexei Sayle
Comedian/Actor
Leonard Sachs
Jack Solomons
Boxing Promoter
Helen Shapiro
Singer.London
1946-

John Schlesinger
Film Producer
Ione Skye
actress

Janet Suzman
Andrew Sachs
Emma Samms
Georgia Slowe
Jerry Springer
 Sir Alan Sugar Jerry Sadowitz

Janet Suzman
actress
Andrew Sachs
(1930 - )
Emma Samms
Actress
Georgia Slowe
actress
Jerry Springer
TV Presenter
Sir Alan Sugar
 , founder of Amstrad
Jerry Sadowitz
Comedian

Ronnie Scott
John Silver
Rachel Stevens
Jule Styne
Robert Saxton
Rudolph Schwarz
Sir Georg Solti

Ronnie Scott
Jazz Musician
John Silver
former Genesis member
Rachel Stevens
singer & former member of S Club 7
Jule Styne
Composer
Robert Saxton Rudolf Schwarz
 conductor
Sir Georg Solti 
 conductor

Walter Susskind


Marcus Samuel
Osrael Sieff



Walter Susskind
(1913 - 1980)
conductor
Paul Stein-Dunville 
Musician
Hedi Stadlen  
musicologist, philosopher and Communist.
Marcus Samuel,
founder of the "Shell" Transport and Trading Company
Israel Sieff 
 chairman of Marks & Spencer
David Tevele Schiff
Chief Rabbi
Richard Seifert  
 architect


Tom Stoppard
Simon Schama
Lee Scott




Arnold Silverstone
Lord Ashdown of Chelwood, Property developer, built Ashdown House on Victoria Street, London
Tom Stoppard 
 playwright
Simon Schama
historian
Lee Scott 
 Conservative MP
Samuel Segal
Labour MP and later Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords
Leonard Sainer David Salomons








David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons Joseph Salvador Joseph d'Aguilar Samuda Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel Louise Samuel Albert Abdullah David Sassoon Edward Sassoon








George Sassoon Philip Sassoon Solomon David Sassoon Alexander Schomberg Meyer Löw Schomberg Arthur Schuster Arthur Seldon








Will Self Jane Seymour
actress
John Maurice Shaftesley Geoffrey Shindler Shlomo Moussaieff businessman Marcus Sieff,
Baron Sieff of Brimpton
Sigmund Sternberg








Barry Silkman Lucie Silvas Jon Silkin Sydney Silverman Walter Simon Rita Simons Charles Singer








Ralph Slazenger Sam Sloma Issy Smith Isaac Snowman Michael Sobell Nahum Sokolow Solomon Joseph Solomon








Henry Solomon Simeon Solomon Linda Joy Stern Vivien Stern, Baroness Stern Jack Straw Amanda Stretton Jack Suchet








Andrew Shaw,
Rabbi
Simeon Singer,
Rabbi
Joseph ben Yehuda Leib Shapotshnick,
 rabbi
George Sassoon Leonard Schapiro Benno Schotz Derek Shulman








Phil Shulman Ray Shulman Muriel Spark Howard Stringer Alan Shatter


 
T

Sidney Tafler
Elisabeth Taylor




Fred Trueman

Sidney Tafler
Actor- London
1916-1979

Elizabeth Taylor
Actress
Meier Tzelniker
Yiddish actor
Lewis Taylor
singer/songwriter
Richard Tauber,
 singer and composer
Lionel Tertis 
 violist
Fred Trueman,
cricketer (Jewish ancestry)









Eldred Tabachnik Tony Tenser William Terriss Lionel Tertis Karl Theobald Tim Samuels Shaun Toub








C. P. Taylor Mervyn Taylor





 
U









Reva Unterman














 
V

Dickie Valentine
Eamonn De Valera
Frankie Vaughan
Vivian Van Damm
Sheola Van Damm

 

Dickie Valentine
Singer. London
1929-19
Eamonn De Valera
Politician. Dublin
Frankie Vaughan
Singer. Liverpool
1928-
Vivian Van Damm
Impessario
Sheila van Damm
rally driver
Sir Julius Vogel 
 Prime Minister of New Zealand


























 
W

Amy Winehouse
Walter Wolfgang
Lord Wolfson
Baron Leonard Wolfson
Danny Angel Bernie Winters
Mike Winters

Amy Winehouse
Singer
Walter Wolfgang
Political
Isaac Wolfson
Retailer
Lord Leonard Wolfson
Retailer & Benefactor
David Wolfson
Retailer & Politican
Bernie Winters
Comedian
- 1991

Mike Winters
Comedian

Chaim Weizmann


Sam Wanamaker
Zoe Wanamaker



Chaim Weitzman
President of Israel
Claudia Winkleman
Rachel Weisz
Actress
Sam Wanamaker Actor/Producer
Zoe Wanamaker
Actress
Naomi Westerman
actress
Henry Woolf
Actor









Michael Winner
Film Producer & Food Critic
Charlie Wolf
TalkSport Radio
Louise Wener
singer with group Sleeper & novelist
Simon Waley Waley   musician Egon Wellesz 
 composer
Harry Woolf, Baron Woolf [47], Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales 2000-2006 MATT WELLS
 Boxing .
London

 ( 1886  1953)








 

Ronnie Waldman







Ronnie Waldman
Arthur Waley Simon Waley Waley
Lay leader
Bernard Waley-Cohen Joanna Waley-Cohen Michelene Wandor Fredric Warburg








Siegmund George Warburg Fanny Waterman Charlie Watts Louise Wener Michael Wharton Charles Wigoder Stephen Winsten








Alex Winter Dale Winton Lucien Wolf Humbert Wolfe Leonard Woolf Eric Woolfson Gustav Wilhelm Wolff
















 
Y









Alan Yentob
TV Executive
Stuart Young
(1934-1986)














 
Z









Benjamin Zander 
 music director
Israel Zangwill Oliver Zangwill Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg



 
    OTHER GROUPS & PROFESSIONS
England Our England


Religious and communal leaders

Philosophers



Historians

"Born in Oxford, she had moved to Cheltenham at the age of five when her father, the polymath Jacob Bronowski, author of Ascent of Man, took up a research post with the National Coal Board. So it was that this nice little Jewish family moved in to Cleeve Hill, a small village four miles from town."

Medical

Theologians and Hebraists

Arts and literature

Finance

Fine arts




Media

 

Law

5/7/1996 p7: "The Liberal Democrats' sole Jewish MP, Alex Carlile"
25/6/1999 p10: "Alex Carlile is on his way back to Westminster as one of four Jews among the 36 working peers"
Obituary: Harold Lightman; The Independent; Nov 18, 1998; John Balcombe; p. 6; "Lightman was disadvantaged in his early legal career by the fact that he had not been to university and was Jewish."

Designers and Architects

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Philanthropists

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Chess

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Playwrights

Military

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Authors, A-J


Authors, K-Z

Jewish Chronicle 13/3/1998 p1: "Dame Muriel Spark, the author of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" and several other celebrated works, is halachically Jewish." (Says her mother was Jewish too.)
"Israel Zangwill, Anglo-Jewish writer and political activist, was probably the best known Jew in the English-speaking world at the start of the twentieth century."

Journalists

Poets

"Abstract: "Difference at War" is a comparative study of three Jewish poet-soldiers of the First World War: Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg, and U. Z. Grinberg. ... The poetry of each of these Jewish poets was transformed by the War"

  

Political

Pre-1900

1900-1939

1940-1973

1974 -

Other

"His beloved daughter Eleanor, however, who acted as his secretary, considered herself Jewish, took interest in her ancestors, and had a warm appreciation for the Jewish workers in the East End of London." Encyclopaedia Judaica, art. Marx, Karl Heinrich.

Peers



 
   Jews in The Second World War 1939 / 1945
Of the estimated Jewish population of 400,000 in the United Kingdom, something like 70,000 Jewish men and women served during World War ll in the British Armed Forces, of whom 14,000 were in the Royal Air Force, and 1,500 in the Royal Navy. The figures are those of men and women actually contacted by Jewish Chaplains or whose names have appeared in authentic and checked nominal rolls. They do not include Dominion personnel or the 30,000 men and women who voluntarily enlisted in the British Forces in Palestine.

British Jews bore their full share of the war in every quarter of the globe in the operations on Sea, on Land and in the Air, as indeed they continued to do in the Korean conflict, Malaya, Kenya, the Falklands and other theatres of war. About 10,000 Jewish refugees, who had sought refuge here from Hitlerism just before the war, enlisted in Alien Pioneer companies, and so proved their worth, trust and martial qualities that many were transferred to first class fighting battalions, some becoming Commandos, and paratroopers, and not a few being commissioned, and awarded decorations.

Palestine Jews served with the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. They were in France in 1940, in the campaigns in Greece and Crete, in the Western Desert, and again in Europe.
The Jewish Infantry Brigade Group, commanded by Brigadier E.F. Benjamin C.B.E., fought in Italy, and its members won 4 MCs, 7MMs, 2 OBEs, 4 MBEs, 2 American awards, and 72 Mentions in Dispatches. Polish Jews served with the Army and RAF. Many fought in the Battle of Britain and at Monte Cassino.
 
   We Will Remember Them
The book "We will Remember Them", published by Ajex, written and compiled by Henry Morris and edited by Gerald Smith, and its sequel "The Addendum" give comprehensive details of those who died and all who received decorations.
 
   Killed-Died on Service
According to  latest records 2956 British Jews and 694 Palestinian Jews gave their lives.

Army
Royal Navy (Including Royal Marines)
RAF
Palestinian Jews
 
   Awards
According to  latest records 2956 British Jews and 694 Palestinian Jews gave their lives.

Mention in Despatches D.F.C. M.C.
M.B.E. M.M. B.E.M.
O.B.E. D.F.M D.S.O.
Bar to D.F.C. D.S.M. D.C.M.
C.B.E. Croix de Guerre Other foreign Awards
D.S.C. Cert. of Gallantry G.M.
A.F.C. U.S. Bronze Star Colonial Police Medal
American D.F.C. C.B U.S. Legion of Merit
Legion D`Honneur Bar to D.F.M. Air Force Medal
G.C. C.G.M Bar to D.S.C.
V.C. Air Efficiency Award (A.E.A.) Bar to M.C.
Bar to M.M. American D.S.O. D.S.

Two-Gun Cohen
By Marvin Tokayer

This is one of those “truth is stranger than fiction” stories. A ne’er-do-well son of impoverished Polish Jewish immigrants residing in England near the turn of the 20th century achieves success and prominence in a role no Jewish parent has ever envisioned for his offspring: A Jewish general in the Chinese army? A personal bodyguard to a prominent world leader? A street named Cohen Road in the fashionable French Concession district of Shanghai?

This tale has all the elements of an implausible Hollywood screenplay: high drama, brutal violence, heart-wrenching poignancy, political intrigue and a boy-makes-good triumph of the human spirit over all manner of adversity. But this is no Hollywood fantasy. This is the little-known – but absolutely true – account of Morris Cohen, a naturalized Canadian, frequently referred to in the press as the “uncrowned Jewish king of China,” who, in travelling the uncharted course that his life took, arguably changed the course of history.

Morris (Moishe) Abraham Cohen was born in 1887 into a large, Orthodox Jewish immigrant family who had settled in London’s East End. The crushing poverty his family endured was probably a factor in his becoming a tough street kid, earning his stripes as a petty thief and conman. Grossly overweight even at the age of eight, Moishe became known as Fat Moishe and often used his ample girth to his advantage in the boxing ring. But Fat Moishe never entered the ring on Friday night, as he was always present at the family’s Shabbat table.

Moishe’s exploits ultimately landed him in Hayes Industrial School, a juvenile reformatory, at the tender age of 13. Even there, as a repeat felon, runaway and truant, he was pegged a troublemaker. At one point, Moishe seemed to turn the corner under the mentorship of Israel Ellis, the school’s headmaster. Nonetheless, upon his release a few years later, Moishe, still an embarrassment to his family and the London Jewish community, was shipped overseas to Canada where a family friend was to take him under his wing and introduce him to the “gold-paved” streets of the New World. With five British pounds in his pocket, Moishe arrived in Canada. His father’s friend, who was penniless himself, immediately dispatched Moishe by train to Saskatchewan, which, at the turn of the century, was very much the Wild West.

Moishe found work on a farm near Wapella, Saskatchewan. In addition to the skills acquired as a farmhand, he also learned to shoot and play cards. After a short time, Moishe began wandering through the western provinces, earning money as a carnival barker, gambler and peddler of fake jewellery. He also acquired an interest in real estate, which proved to be quite lucrative in the developing western provinces.

Before long, Moishe – now known as Morris – succumbed to the world of gambling and womanizing. His old habits resurfaced as he elevated his proficiency at cheating into an art form. Cohen worked with loaded dice, marked cards and hidden mirrors, and lived by the motto “Do unto others, but do it first.” His lifestyle required that he be skilled with a gun, which he didn’t hesitate to use to protect his life and dignity.

In the early part of the 20th century, western Canada was home to a vulnerable, disenfranchised, discriminated-against minority, the immigrant Chinese, who had come to Canada to pan for gold in British Columbia and help build the Canadian Pacific Railway. Persecuted in many ways, they were often robbed and cheated, even by the authorities. But Morris Cohen had a soft spot in his heart for the local Chinese. As a Jew, he identified with their ancient culture, their exile and their proud ancestry, and sympathized with them as casualties of hatred and discrimination, foreigners who were relentlessly persecuted and misunderstood.

Morris Cohen formed a tight bond with his Chinese neighbours. They would often exchange stories and anecdotes – the Chinese relating the classic lessons and morals of Confucian ideology and Cohen responding with tales from his childhood home that embodied the guiding principles and essence of Jewish life.

Stirred by the similarity between the values and ethics of the two cultures, Cohen became an advocate and protector of the local Chinese population. Once, happening upon a robbery in a Chinese-owned establishment, Cohen impulsively delivered a blow that knocked the thief unconscious. A radical act, given the rampant racism that existed at that time and place, Cohen thus earned a reputation as a hero and protector of the Chinese and their rights.

At that time, a revolution was brewing on the other side of the world as Dr. Sun Yat-sen was beginning his odyssey towards attaining independence for China and restoring the country to its ancient glory. His mission was to eradicate the corrupt imperial system and institute a democratic and progressive new China. The charismatic leader had clandestinely come to Canada – with a million-dollar price on his head – to enlist the support of the Canadian Chinese community. Covert meetings were arranged, and Morris Cohen, intrigued by the volatile world of Chinese politics, was invited to attend. The Chinese found in Cohen, with his intense convictions, charming personality and keen intelligence, a useful ally. At that very meeting, Cohen – a foreigner to the Chinese and child of shtetl immigrant Jewish parents – was unanimously voted into the Chinese secret society mandated to liberate China.

Distrustful of any outsiders, Dr. Sun was persuaded that Morris Cohen was indeed an ally, and a private meeting was arranged. The two men connected immediately, seeing eye to eye on numerous relevant issues. The meeting went so well that Sun Yat-sen invited Morris Cohen to join Tongmenghui, his anti-Manchu organization and return with him to China. Though Cohen felt that the time was not right for such a move, he did agree to act as Dr. Sun’s personal bodyguard in Canada. And as the two men grew better acquainted, their friendship blossomed.

Cohen found many ways to demonstrate his loyalty to the Chinese cause. Given funds to purchase arms, he managed to smuggle 200,000 rifles, revolvers and other armaments into China, hidden in boxes labeled “Singer Sewing Machines.” (To this day, light machine guns in China are still known as “Singers.”)

By this time, Morris Cohen had become a successful real estate speculator in western Canada and was making a fortune. With each lucrative deal, he donated a portion of his profit to Dr. Sun’s progressive movement.

With the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the 27-year-old Cohen volunteered to train 750 Chinese soldiers for the Canadian army and lead them in battle, but the military refused his offer. Cohen instead enlisted and was sent to France where he fought with the Canadian Railway Troops and, ironically, was asked to command a regiment of a Chinese labour brigade.

After the war, Cohen finally accepted Dr. Sun’s persistent petitions to join him in China. He had internalized the leader’s dream of a great, free and democratic China, which had finally begun to materialize with the toppling of the Imperial government in 1912. In China, Cohen became Dr. Sun’s aide-de-camp, serving as his personal bodyguard, advisor, arms purchaser and friend. He was promoted to the rank of colonel, and, on no less than two occasions, rescued Dr. Sun from assassination attempts.

After a battle in which Cohen was grazed by a bullet in his right arm, he recognized the importance of being adept at shooting with both hands. Indeed, he always carried an automatic in his shoulder holster and a Smith & Wesson on his hip. To westerners, Cohen would forever be known as Two-Gun Cohen, but to the Chinese, he was reverently referred to as Mah Kun, or General Mah. This designation was not only an “orientalization” of the Jewish name, Morris, but also a sign of the deep respect and affection that the Chinese felt towards him.

In addition to his role as Sun Yat-sen’s protector and confidante, Morris Cohen was instrumental in achieving many important goals for China. He helped close a deal in 1922 with Canadian companies Great Northern Construction Company Ltd. and J.W. Stewart Ltd. to build and extend 1500 miles of railway across China’s vast land mass. He was a pioneer in establishing the Chinese secret service, a necessary adjunct for the fledgling administration. He became an avid fundraiser for the young government, garnering support and cooperation of overseas Chinese in Hong Kong, Canada, the United States and Singapore. And he also held a vital post with the Central Bank of China, in charge of the security of the bullion vaults and empowered to issue new currency. Cohen inspired enough confidence in the economy to prevent a collapse of the national bank, greatly enhancing his reputation for financial acuity.

Morris Cohen became an indispensable asset to Sun Yat-sen. As an intelligence officer, Cohen was responsible for Hong Kong and monitored foreign powers in China. It was his job to procure all types of guns, ammunition, tanks and even airplanes for the government and he had his hand in almost every aspect of its operation. In fact, the Manchester Guardian, a staid and respected British publication, labeled Cohen the “diplomatic and financial force behind modern China.”

All this was only a preamble to what, for the Jewish nation, was undoubtedly the most fascinating aspect of the Two-Gun Cohen saga. Very few are aware of the vital role Cohen played in fostering Chinese support for the Zionist movement and for the creation of the State of Israel. In 1920, Dr. Sun penned the following statement: “I express my sympathy to the movement which is one of the greatest movements . . . All lovers of democracy cannot help but support the movement to restore your wonderful and historical nation which has contributed so much to the civilization of the world and which rightly deserves an honourable place in the family of nations.” This, likely due in part to Cohen’s influence, was one of the earliest letters of support for the formation of the Jewish state.

Two-Gun Cohen cried only twice in his life: when his father died and when he learned of the untimely demise of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, whom he regarded as his hero. At the private funeral of the first president of China, Two-Gun Cohen was the only foreigner present, for he was considered family. Dressed in top hat and tails, Cohen led the procession that paid tribute to the father of modern China.

Dr. Sun’s successor, Chiang Kai-shek, held the loyal and trusted servant of China’s first president in the highest regard, and appointed Cohen a general in the Chinese army, making him not only the first Jew, but the first person of European descent to hold such a post in the Chinese military. Cohen continued to prove his worth to the new administration as well. He was among the first to recognize the danger posed by Japan, a small country with a large population that had its sights firmly fixed on expansion, and warned China to consider Japan its primary enemy.

Cohen also alerted Chiang Kai-shek to the internal threat presented by a large group of Soviet agents within government ranks, the members of which were subsequently purged. As a precaution, Cohen helped train Chinese civilians and farmers to defend their country in the event of a foreign invasion. To rouse them, he provided evidence of Japanese genocidal ambitions: a gas cylinder used during the Sino-Japanese war.

When China was invaded by Japan in 1937, Cohen supplied weapons to the Chinese and provided intelligence for the British. On December 7, 1941, the day of the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Cohen inauspiciously found himself in Japanese-occupied Hong Kong. Incarcerated in the notorious Stanley Prison, Cohen was beaten and tortured by his Japanese oppressors but refused to divulge any information. He was finally released as part of an unusual prisoner exchange in 1942 and repatriated to Canada, where he was greeted by both welcoming admirers and quizzical immigration officers who had never before heard of a Canadian general in the Chinese army.

The end of the world war was also the beginning of the civil war between hostile factions in China, ultimately dividing the country into two warring states. Under Communist rule, mainland China was led by Mao Zedong and became known as the People’s Republic of China. Chiang Kai-shek headed the Republic of China, which established itself in Taiwan. Both leaders detested each other, but were deferential towards Two-Gun Cohen, the only person allowed to fly directly from Taipei (Taiwan’s capital) to Beijing, as both Chinas trusted him. In fact, both states utilized Cohen’s services to convey top-secret messages and extend peace feelers between themselves.

Despite all these accomplishments, Two-Gun Cohen likely achieved his greatest triumph after he had retired and was living quietly in Montreal.

The United Nations, the organization born of the Second World War with a mandate to ensuring lasting world peace, had its origins in San Francisco. One of the most important issues on the agenda soon after its formation was the question of whether the partition of Palestine into two states – one Jewish and one Arab – should be a matter placed before the General Assembly. A veto by any member nation would scuttle the debate and thwart any plans for a future Jewish state.

The Americans favoured the partition proposal on ideological grounds; the French planned to vote for it to assuage their guilt for their mistreatment of the Jews during the Holocaust; and the Soviets supported it as a ploy to push the British out of the Middle East. Opposed to the plan, of course, were the entire Arab orbit and any country they could entice to their side, including China, which accepted their “Asia for the Asians” propaganda strategy.

The outcome was by no means certain; many fence-sitting nations were subject to intense, last-minute lobbying from both sides. Zionist leaders in San Francisco were desperate to meet with the Chinese delegates to present their position, but were refused an audience. Rabbi Israel Goldstein, an astute member of the Zionist group, made a quick phone call to Montreal, bringing Cohen to San Francisco for an emergency meeting. When informed that a diplomat by the name of General Wu was leading the Chinese delegation to the UN, Cohen smiled knowingly and announced that it was he who had appointed Wu a general. Cohen met with Wu the following morning and the rest is history. China did not vote against the partition, but instead abstained, contributing to the passage of the motion. After 2000 years of exile, the State of Israel would now become a reality.

Two-Gun Cohen died in September, 1970, at the age of 83, after returning to his family in England. His funeral was attended by representatives of both Chinas – who were still at war with each other – demonstrating their deep respect for the loyal friend of China. His tombstone was etched with traditional Kohanic and English inscriptions, memorializing the British Jew. But what sets this headstone apart from all the others in the austere Manchester cemetery is an inscription in Chinese characters that a grateful Mme. Sun Yat-sen, the Vice Chairman of the People’s Republic of China, penned, acknowledging Mah Kun as a hero of China. It is a tribute to the man who was, if not by birth, then certainly at heart, a true brother to the Chinese people.


As featured in SASSON 2007

 
 
Nick and Gavin Scott climb Kilimanjaro in memory of mum
From The Jewish Chronicle ,Candice KriegerDecember 30, 2008

Property brothers Nick and Gavin Scott have taken on their most meaningful project yet — with not a building lease or investment yield in sight. The duo have climbed Kilimanjaro, raising more than £8,000 for cancer research in memory of their mother, Sandra, who died from the disease 12 years ago.

Thirty-three-year-old Nick (pictured, left), of commercial agency Ian Scott International, says the climb is something he has wanted to do for many years.
He tells People: “With our mum dying from cancer and so many other people we know affected by it, cancer research is always a good cause. You need that inspiration. “It was pretty tough — the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It’s like an optical illusion. The mountain is nothing like it looks in the pictures.”The climb took them seven days. Gavin, 30, who lives in Costa Rica, adds: “Doing it with my brother and for such a good cause meant that there was nothing ever in our sight other than the top of the mountain. The reason we were doing it really lifted our spirits when the were down.”

For Nick, training included climbing the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, Snowdon in the UK and Ben Nevis in Scotland, whereas Gavin says he spent time trekking through the Central American rainforests.


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