JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy quote from Lord Zuckerman #general


Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

'Wandering Jews were not in the habit of carrying their genealogical
records with them'.

This is a quote >from Lord Zuckerman's autobiography >from Apes to
Warlords, 1971.
Apes, 2).

I found it in The Dictionary of National Biography. This is now available
online www.oxforddnb.com

It is free to users of my local library, Swiss Cottaage, Camden, London, UK.
(Many of the Jewish related entries were done by JGSGB member Doreen Berger).
It is an illustrated listing of more than 50,000 specially written biographies
of the men and women relating to Britain, >from 4th Century BC to 2001. Only
dead people are listed)

Solly Zuckerman, became a Baron Zuckerman (1904–1993). He was born in Cape
Town, 30 May 1904. Son of Moses Zuckerman and Ruth (Glaser), a prominent
Zionist and social worker. His grandparents were >from eastern Europe.
SA Jewish RootsWeb http://chrysalis.its.uct.ac.za/CGI/cgi_RootWeb.exe shows a
naturalisation for ZUCKERMAN, Moses.b. 1882-00-00, Minsk, age 22. Arr. SA.
1902-00-00
Naturalization: 1904-00-00; Address in SA; 15 ??? Church St. A Boot and shoemaker.

In World War II, his research for the British government included the impact
of bombing on people and buildings. Post-war he was professor of anatomy at
Birmingham University (1946-68). He was chief scientific adviser to the
Ministry of Defence (1960), and subsequently chief scientific adviser to the
British government (1964 to 1971).

He was against the nuclear arms race.

He also served as the secretary of the Zoological Society of London >from 1955
to 1977 and as its President >from 1977 to 1984. Essentially he was one of the
pioneers of primate behavioural studies. His influence helped make science a
conventional part of Western world government policy.

Saul Issroff

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