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Peter Rachman

Landlord
Male
Born 1919
Hometown Lviv
Died Nov 29, 1962
Death Place London
Other Names Perec Rachman

Peter Rachman was a London landlord in the Notting Hill area in the 1950s and 1960s. He became so notorious for his exploitation of tenants that the word "Rachmanism" entered the OED as a synonym for any greedy, unscrupulous landlord. (Ironically, his last name means 'merciful one' in Hebrew.)… Read More

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  • Bad Landlords Are Blighting Britain The Guardian
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  • Proposed Cuts In Housing Benefit Look Local
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  • Millions Of Tenants Snubbed By Landlords Inside Housing
    Google News - Jul 04, 2011
  • Jon Snow: After Half A Century, A Forgotten Scourge Is Back The Independent
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CHILDHOOD

1919 Birth Rachman was born Perec Rachman in Lvov, Poland, in 1919, the son of a Jewish dentist.

FORTIES

1962 43 Years Old After suffering two heart attacks, Peter Rachman died in Edgware General Hospital on 29 November 1962, at the age of 43. … Read More
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