|Birth: ||Oct. 8, 1846, India|
|Death: ||Mar. 26, 1904|
British military, social and political leader.
Col. Albert E.W. Goldsmid
Goldsmid was the highest ranking Jewish, career
military officer in 19th century Britain. He achieved command and recognition during the Boer War. In 1897 he was promoted chief of staff, with the grade of assistant adjutant-general in the Thames district. Goldsmid was the famous British writer's,George Elliot's protagonist model for her internationally recognized and socially transformative novel, "Daniel Deronda". He founded the Jewish British equivalent of the American Boy Scouts, the Jewish Lads Brigade(1880's). He was a co-founder and leader of Britain's Chovevei Zion (Lovers of Zion) advocating Jewish Restoration to Palestine. Baron Edmund De Hirsch's utilized his military ogranizational skills to found the Argentinean Jewish agricultural movement (1892). He was a founder and second president of the British Maccabean Society (1903),a proto-Zionist organization.
1896-1904, He was an intimate advisor, aide and British leader of the British Zionist movement under Theodor Herzl, the visionary founder of the modern state of Israel.
Willesden United Synagogue Cemetery
London Borough of Brent
Greater London, England
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Record added: Jun 29, 2010
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