Norman Bentwich OBE MC
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Norman De Mattos Bentwich OBE MC (1883 - 1971)

Norman De Mattos Bentwich OBE MC aka Bentwitch
Born in Hampstead, Middlesex, England, United Kingdommap
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Husband of — married 7 Sep 1915 in London, Englandmap
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Died in Paddington, London, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Sep 2011
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Biography

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Norman Bentwich OBE MC was born in Middlesex, England.

Norman was born in 1883[1] He was the son of Herbert Bentwich and Susannah Solomon

He was living with his parents and siblings at Abbey Road, Hampstead, Middlesex, England in 1891[2]

He was with his sisters in Hampstead, Middlesex, England as a student studying law 1901[3]

He was living with his parents and sibllngs in Hampstead , Middlesex, England and he was working as a barrister at law and journalist in 1911[4]

He was a delegate at the annual Zionist Congresses from 1907-1912 and he He paid his first visit to Palestine in 1908. He also played a major role in the development of Palestinian law. He married Helen Caroline Franklin on 7th September 1915 in Paddington, London, England[5]


In 1929 he was barred from representing the government at the Shaw Commission into the August riots. In August 1931 his appointment as Attorney-General was terminated by the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, who cited "the peculiar racial and political conditions of Palestine, and the difficulties with which the Administration has in consequence to bear.

He passed away in 1971[6]

Sources

  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X23-3BB : 1 October 2014), Norman De' Mattos Bentwitch, 1883; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Hampstead, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:3Y2V-DN2 : 1 May 2019), Norman De Mattos Bentwitch in household of Herbert Bentwitch, Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9CY-PHP : 20 May 2019), Norman De M Bentwich, Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Hampstead subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWLV-TF4 : 1 August 2019), Norman Bentwich in household of Herbert Bentwich, Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  5. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26DG-VF3 : 13 December 2014), Norman De M Bentwich and null, 1915; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1915, quarter 3, vol. 1A, p. 314, Paddington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  6. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCY-LFWP : 4 September 2014), Norman De Mattos Bentwich, 1971; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Paddington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Academic and Legal Career

  • Called to the bar (Lincoln's Inn), 1908
  • Ministry of Justice, Cairo, 1912–1915
  • Major, Camel Transport, 1916–1918
  • Legal secretary to military administration, Palestine, 1918–22
  • First attorney-general in mandatory government of Palestine, 1922–30

Recalled to Colonial Office, 1930–31

  • Professor of International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1932[13] and 1945–1951
  • Director of League of Nations High Commission for Refugees from Germany, 1933–1935
  • British Ministry of Information and Air Ministry, 1939–45
  • Co-editor of the Jewish Review, 1910–1913 and 1932–1934
  • Lecturer at Hague Academy of International Law, 1929, 1934 and 1955
  • Vice-President, Jewish Committee for Relief Abroad
  • Chairman, National Peace Council, 1944–1946
  • Chairman, United Restitution Organization, 1948–1971
  • Foreign Office Committee on Restitution in British Zone of Germany, 1951

President, Jewish Historical Society, 1960–1962

  • Chairman, Friends of Hebrew University
  • President of North Western Reform Synagogue, Alyth Gardens, London 1958–71

Published Works

  • Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria, Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia, 1910.
  • The Declaration of London, with an introduction and notes and appendices, E. Wilson, London, 1911.
  • Students leading cases and statutes on international law, Sweet & Maxwell, London, 1913.
  • Josephus, Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia, 1914.
  • Bentwich, Norman (1919). Palestine of the Jews: past, present and future. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner.
  • Hellenism, The Jewish publication society of America, Philadelphia, 1919.
  • Ahad Ha'am and his philosophy, Keren Hayesod (Palestine Foundation Fund) and the Keren Kayemeth Le-Israel, Jerusalem, 1927.
  • The Mandates System, Longmans, London, 1930.
  • England in Palestine, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., London, 1932.

Palestine, Benn, London, 1934.

  • Fulfilment in the Promised land, 1917–1937, Soncino Press, London, 1938.
  • Solomon Schecter: A Biography, Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia, 1938
  • Wanderer Between Two Worlds – An Autobiography, Kegan Paul Trench Trubner, London, 1941.
  • Judaea lives again, V. Gollancz, London, 1943.

Israel, Ernest Bend, 1952.

  • For Zion's Sake. A Biography of Judah L. Magnes. First Chancellor and First

President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jewish Publication Society, 1954.

  • Israel And Her Neighbours: A Short Historical Geography, Rider And Company, London, 1955.
  • The Jews in our Times, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1960.

Israel Resurgent, Ernest Benn, London, 1960.

  • My 77 years : an account of my life and times, 1883–1960, Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia, 1961.
  • Mandate Memories (with Helen Bentwich), The Hogarth Press, London, 1965.
  • Israel : two fateful years, 1967–69, Elec, London, 1970.
  • Jewish Youth Comes Home: The Story of the Youth Aliyah, 1933-1943, Hyperion Press, 1976.

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