Lewis, Helen (1916–2009), Holocaust survivor, dance teacher, choreographer and memoirist, was born Helena
Katz on 22 June 1916 into a well-off Jewish family in Bohemia in the Austro-Hungarian empire (Bohemia became part of
the new state of Czechoslovakia in 1918). She was an only…...
Musa, Jennifer ('Mummy'; Jennifer Jehanzeba Qazi Musa)
Musa, Jennifer ('Mummy'; Jennifer Jehanzeba Qazi Musa) (1917–2008), politician, tribal
elder and nurse, was born Bridget Wren on
11 November 1917 in Tarmons,
Tarbert, Co. Kerry, one of five daughters and two
sons of John Wren, a small-holding farmer, and his wife Johanna (née…...
Orpen, Adela Elizabeth (née Richards)
(1855–1927), writer, was born on a slave plantation in Virginia, USA, on 3 February
1855, the only surviving child of Edward Moore Richards and his wife, Sarah
Elizabeth (née Tisdale). Following the death of her mother on 19 February 1860, her…...
Solomon, Philip Raymond ('Phil') (1924–2011), music promoter and businessman, was born on 27 April 1924 in Ashley Gardens, Lansdowne Road, Belfast, the younger son of Maurice Solomon (born in Belfast to Russian-Jewish parents) and his wife Evelyn (née Peres), a native of Leeds. In the…...