Ed Miliband

Pride of Britain Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Miliband in 2013, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Edward Samuel Miliband

Place of Birth: St. Pancras, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 24 December, 1969

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Ed Miliband is a British politician. He served as leader of the Labour Party, and thus Leader of the Opposition, from 25 September, 2010 to 8 May, 2015, among other duties. He has been a Member of Parliament for Doncaster North, since 5 May, 2005. His brother is politician David Miliband. The two brothers both ran for the party’s leadership in 2010, with Ed narrowly winning over David.

His father, Ralph Miliband, was a famous Belgian-born Marxist academic, of Polish Jewish origin, who fled with his parents to England during World War II. His mother, Marion Kozak, a human rights campaigner and early CND member, is a Polish Jew who survived the Holocaust, being protected by non-Jewish Poles.

Ed is married to barrister Justine Thornton, with whom he has two children.

Ed’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Miliband (the son of Zyndel Gershon Mileband and Chana Leah Auslender). Zyndel was the son of Abram Moise Miliband and Esther Tempeldiner. Chana was the daughter of Abraham Ytszak Auslender and Rebecca Rachel Fiszman.

Ed’s paternal grandmother was named Renia/Renée Steinlauf.

Ed’s maternal grandfather was Dawid Kozak (the son of Mosek Mauryc Kozak and Ulda Adela Hercberg). Dawid was born in Częstochowa, Poland, and died in Harzungen, Germany, in 1945; he was murdered in the Holocaust. Mosek was born in Częstochowa, the son of Abram Kozak and Cyrla Laja Kopinska. Ulda was born in Żarki, Poland, the daughter of Dawid Hercberg and Estera Szyjowicz.

Ed’s maternal grandmother was Bronislawa/Bronia Brucha Landau (the daughter of Dawid Herszlik Landau and Doba/Dobra Entla Gitla Kromolowska). Bronislawa was born in Przyrów, Poland. Dawid was the son of Mortka Landau and Rajzla. Doba was born in Koniecpol, the daughter of Jochim Lewek Kromolowski and Liba Rajzla Frid.

Sources: Genealogy of Ed Miliband – https://www.geni.com

Information about Ed’s maternal grandfather, Dawid Kozak – http://www.dailymail.co.uk

2 Responses

  1. J.J. says:

    correction; his eyes are hazel (light brown) and his hair is virtually black (noiret) I think it should be listed

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