Dr. Elisabeth Maxwell, a great friend of Jews and of Israel, passed away a few days ago, in France. The story of her husband, Robert Maxwell, herself, and her nine children, seven of whom survived childhood, is a very unusual one.

Robert Maxwell’s real name was Ludwa (Ludwig) Hoch.

He was the son of an unemployed Jewish agricultural laborer in a small village in the Carpatho-Ukraine. Elisabeth was the daughter of an aristocratic Huguenot family in France. They met after the liberation of France.

Bob Maxwell, a millionaire businessman in the publication and newspaper business, a British Labor MP, most probably an aide to Mossad enterprises concerning the Soviet Union, authorized an autobiography that told part of his story, … read more