Goldsmid, Albert Edward Williamson

   English soldier and Zionist. Born in Poona, India, into an assimilated Anglo-Jewish family, Goldsmid became a regular soldier and served as a staff colonel in the Boer War (1899– 1902). He reasserted his Jewish identity in adult life, becoming a keen Zionist. In 1892 he took a year’s absence from the army to spend with the Jewish colonists in the Argentine. He was an enthusiastic supporter of HERZL, and in 1898 helped to found the English Zionist Federation. Goldsmid was a member of the El-Arish Commission in 1903, to explore the possibility of Jewish settlement in Sinai. The hero of George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda is said to have been based on Goldsmid.

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

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