Sacher, Harry

(1881–1971)
   British Zionist. Harry Sacher, Simon MARKS and Israel SIEFF were a remarkable trio of young men who became the Zionist disciples of Dr Chaim WEIZMANN when he was a chemistry lecturer at Manchester University before World War I. The three of them were to be not only lifelong friends and colleagues but brothers-in-law, since Marks and Sieff married each other’s sisters, and Sacher married another Marks sister, Miriam. Born in London, he studied law but switched to journalism and worked as a leader-writer on the Manchester Guardian, with an interval on the Daily News. In 1916, during the diplomatic struggle that led to the BALFOUR Declaration, he co-edited with Leon Simon a collection of essays, Zionism and the Jewish Future (1916). He also enlisted a useful ally in Herbert Sidebotham, a leading political journalist who had been chief leader-writer for the Manchester Guardian. Sidebotham and Sacher published a fortnightly bulletin, Palestine, which was a model of its kind in its concise, lucid and persuasive presentation of the case for British sponsorship of a Jewish National Home. In 1920, at the outset of the Mandatory period, Sacher settled in Jerusalem and opened a successful law practice. In 1927, with the Zionist Movement in a critical financial state, he was one of a three-member committee vested with executive powers. This caretaker government served for three years, until the Arab riots of 1929 and the political crisis that followed. In 1930 Sacher returned to London, and joined his brothers-in-law as a director of Marks and Spencer. He continued to be active in Zionist affairs and the Weizmann Institute, and remained one of Dr Weizmann’s closest confidants and advisers. His writings included Israel, the Establishment of a State (1952.) and Zionist Portraits and Other Essays (1959).
   Miriam Sacher was one of the leaders of WIZO (Women’s International Zionist Organization), of which her sister Rebecca SIEFF was president. Their son Michael (1917–86) served as national chairman of the JPA fund-raising campaign in Britain and as a member of the Jewish Agency executive. The younger son, Gabriel (b. 1920), was chairman of British ORT.

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

Look at other dictionaries:

  • SACHER, HARRY — (1881–1971), British Zionist and lawyer. Born in London, the son of a tailor, Sacher was educated at London and Oxford Universities (winning a scholarship) and in Europe. He was called to the bar but did not practice. During 1905–09 and 1915–19… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sacher — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alexander von Sacher Masoch (1901–1972), österreichischer Schriftsteller, siehe auch Alexander Sacher Masoch Preis Anna Maria Sacher (1859–1930), Wiener Hotelbesitzerin Eduard Sacher (Pädagoge) (1834–1903) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Harry Sacher — (* 1881; † 1971) war ein britischer Anwalt, Journalist und Zionistenführer. Sacher war seit 1905 Journalist des Manchester Guardian. Mit seinem Kollegen Herbert Sidebotham sowie mit Leon Simon und anderen Mitgliedern der Manchester School for… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Paul Sacher — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Paul Sacher, nacido en Basilea el 28 de abril de 1906 y muerto en la misma ciudad el 26 de mayo de 1999, fue un director de orquesta y organizador musical suizo que, convertido por vía matrimonial en capitalista… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Myriam Harry — Myriam Harry, pseudonyme de Maria Rosette Shapira, femme de lettres française, née à Jérusalem le 21 février 1869, morte à Neuilly sur Seine le 10 mars 1958. Elle a été la première lauréate du prix Femina (alors prix Vie Heureuse) créé en 1905… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Liste der Biografien/Sac — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Masochisme — Le masochisme est la recherche du plaisir dans la douleur. Cette douleur peut être psychologique (humiliation) ou physique. Sommaire 1 Formes 1.1 Le masochisme moral ou social 1.1.1 Chez Job …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Reflet d'acide — Reflets d Acide Reflets d Acide est une saga MP3 humoristique, créée et diffusée gratuitement sur Internet par JBX. Cette série est inspirée d un jeu de rôle amateur nommé « Reflets d Acier » et en constitue une parodie. Les personnages …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Reflets d'acide — est une saga MP3 humoristique, créée et diffusée gratuitement sur Internet par JBX. Cette série est inspirée d un jeu de rôle amateur nommé « Reflets d Acier » et en constitue une parodie. Les personnages principaux (Wrandrall alias FX …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hans Werner Henze — (1960) Hans Werner Henze (* 1. Juli 1926 in Gütersloh) ist ein deutscher Komponist. Der im italienischen Marino (Provinz Rom) lebende Henze gehört zu den bedeutendsten deut …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.