Baron Louis Benas, J.P.
|Birthplace:||Krotoszyn, Greater Poland, Poland|
|Death:||Died in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom|
|Place of Burial:||Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom|
|Managed by:||Randy Schoenberg|
About Baron Louis Benas, J.P.
Original name: Behr Keiler
Baron Louis Benas (1844-1914)
Baron was one of the most well-known figures in the Liverpool Jewish community, leading not only the Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation, but also the Liverpool Literary and Philosophical Society. He is noted for writing the “Records of the Jews of Liverpool” (1899), which is the seminal work on the history of the community in the city. Baron’s son was Bertram Benjamin Baron Benas (1880-1968), a much-loved barrister, JP and CBE, who wrote a follow-up to his father’s historical work on the community. Both Baron and Bertram are buried at Deane Road’s successor, Broad Green Cemetery.
BENAS, BARON L.:
English communal worker; born in Liverpool, England, 1844. Has been throughout his life a leading figure in the Liverpool Old Hebrew congregation, of which he is one of the trustees.
During the Russian emigration of 1882 he helped to found the Liverpool branch of the Russo-Jewish committee, on which was thrown most of the organizing work connected with the emigration from Russia through England into the United States.
Outside the community he has been president of the Liverpool Literary and Philosophical Society, to the transactions of which he has contributed many papers on economic, social, and antiquarian topics, including one on the history of the Liverpool community, 1900.
Bibliography: Harris, Jewish Year Book, 1901, p. 245.