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Feinberg was one of the leaders of Nili, a Jewish spy network in Ottoman Palestine, that helped the British… [More] fight the Ottomans during World War I. Born in Gedera, Palestine, Feinberg founded the Nili underground along with three others. In 1915 Feinberg traveled to Egypt and made contact with British Naval Intelligence. In 1917, Feinberg again journeyed to Egypt, on foot. He was allegedly killed by Bedouin near the British front in Sinai, close to Rafah. His remains were found under a palm tree after the Six Day War. [Less]
1936: Philip Kaufman
Kaufman is a Jewish-American film director and screenwriter. His movies have adapted novels of widely… [More] different types – from Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being to Michael Crichton’s Rising Sun; from Tom Wolfe’s heroic epic The Right Stuff to the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin’s Henry & June. His greatest success has been the film The Right Stuff which received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. [Less]
1945: Kenneth Feinberg
Feinberg is a Jewish-American attorney, specializing in mediation and alternative dispute resolution.… [More] Feinberg was appointed Special Master of the US government’s September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and currently serves as the Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation, popularly known as the “pay czar.” Additionally, Feinberg most recently served as the government-appointed administrator of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund. [Less]