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British people of Czech-Jewish descent

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This list has 1 sub-list and 43 members. See also British people of Czech descent, People of Czech-Jewish descent, British people of European-Jewish descent
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  • Ghislaine Maxwell
    Ghislaine Maxwell British, Business
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    Ghislaine Noelle Marion Maxwell ( ghee-LAYN, -⁠LEN; born 25 December 1961) is a British woman known for her association with the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. She worked for her father Robert Maxwell until his death in 1991, when she moved to the United States and became a close associate of Epstein. Maxwell founded a non-profit group for the protection of oceans, The TerraMar Project, in 2012. The organisation announced cessation of operations on 12 July 2019, a week after the sex trafficking charges brought by New York federal prosecutors against Epstein became public.
  • Tom Stoppard
    Tom Stoppard British playwright and screenwriter
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    Sir Tom Stoppard OM CBE FRSL (born Tomáš Straussler; 3 July 1937) is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter. He has written for television, radio, film, and stage, finding prominence with plays such as Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Professional Foul, The Real Thing, Travesties, The Invention of Love, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
  • Herbert Lom
    Herbert Lom Czech-born actor
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    Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchačevič ze Schluderpacheru, known professionally as Herbert Lom (11 September 1917 – 27 September 2012), was a Czech–born British actor who moved to the United Kingdom in 1939. In a career lasting more than 60 years, he generally appeared in character roles, often portraying criminals or suave villains in his younger years, and professional men as he aged. Highly versatile, he proved a skilled comic actor in The Pink Panther franchise.
  • Arthur Koestler
    Arthur Koestler British/Hungarian writer
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    Arthur Koestler, CBE (, ; Hungarian: Kösztler Artúr; 5 September 1905 – 1 March 1983) was a Hungarian British author and journalist. Koestler was born in Budapest and, apart from his early school years, was educated in Austria. In 1931, Koestler joined the Communist Party of Germany, but he resigned in 1938 because Stalinism disillusioned him.
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig Wittgenstein Major Austrian philosopher
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    Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein ( VIT-gən-s(h)tyne; 26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language.
  • Hana Pravda
    Hana Pravda British actor
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    Hana Maria Pravda (born Hana Becková on 29 January 1916 Prague − 22 May 2008 Oxford) was a Czech-British actress.
  • Karel Reisz
    Karel Reisz Film director
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    Karel Reisz (21 July 1926 – 25 November 2002) was a Czech-born British filmmaker who was active in post–World War II Britain, and one of the pioneers of the new realist strain in British cinema during the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Alice Herz-Sommer
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    Alice Herz-Sommer, also known as Alice Herz (26 November 1903 – 23 February 2014), was a Prague-born Jewish classical pianist, music teacher, and supercentenarian who survived Theresienstadt concentration camp. She lived for 40 years in Israel, before migrating to London in 1986, where she resided until her death, and at the age of 110 was the world's oldest known Holocaust survivor until Yisrael Kristal was recognized as such.
  • Ignaz Trebitsch-Lincoln
    Ignaz Trebitsch-Lincoln British politician
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    Ignatius Timothy Trebitsch-Lincoln (Hungarian: Trebitsch-Lincoln Ignác, German: Ignaz Thimoteus Trebitzsch; 4 April 1879 – 6 October 1943) (born Abraham Schwarz, also known as Moses Pinkeles) was a Hungarian adventurer and convicted con artist. Of Jewish descent, he spent parts of his life as a Protestant missionary, Anglican priest, British Member of Parliament for Darlington, German right-wing politician and spy, Nazi collaborator and Buddhist abbot in China.
  • William Herschel
    William Herschel British, Astronomer
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    Frederick William Herschel KH, FRS (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a German-born British astronomer and composer of music. He frequently collaborated with his younger sister and fellow astronomer Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750–1848). Born in the Electorate of Hanover, William Herschel followed his father into the military band of Hanover, before emigrating to Great Britain in 1757 at the age of nineteen.
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