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Gottlieb was a Jewish-American chemist probably best known for his involvement with the Central… [More] Intelligence Agency’s mind control program MKULTRA. In April 1953 Sidney Gottlieb headed the secret Project MKULTRA which was activated on the order of CIA director Allen Dulles. Gottlieb was known for administration of LSD and other psycho-active drugs to subjects for financing psychiatric research and development of techniques that would crush the human psyche (and enable them to admit things). He was also behind other covert projects that involved experiments on prisoners, psychological research, and plans to poison foreign antagonistic leaders such as Fidel Castro. [Less]
1923: Anne Klein
Born Hannah Golofski to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, Klein was an American fashion designer who… [More] founded her own women’s sportswear and apparel label. She married her first husband, Ben Klein, in the early 1940s, and together they founded Junior Sophisticates — a clothing company which completely transformed the clothing styles, choices, and attitudes of young American women. Then, the Anne Klein label was established in 1968 as a partnership with famed fashion guru Gunther Oppenheim. Her assistant, Donna Karan, ran the Anne Klein design room after Klein’s death. [Less]
1924: Leon Uris
Leon was a Jewish-American novelist. His two bestselling books were “Exodus” (1958) and… [More] “Trinity” (1976). He served in the South Pacific in World War II, and started working on his writing after he left the service. Sources say Uris financed his two-year research for “Exodus,” an illustrative history of Palestine through the founding of Israel in 1948, by writing newspaper articles about the Sinai campaign and by selling MGM the film rights to the book in advance. A movie based on the book featured Paul Newman and was directed by Otto Preminger. [Less]