Recognize any Names of these Influential People?

Updated: Jan 19

I’m utterly amazed by my grandfather’s social network and connections.



The enclosed data visualization dashboard uses a contemporary analytic tool like Microsoft PowerBI, which can be useful to help analyze data gathered about Zalman’s contacts to gain insight into his influential social network.

So far and still growing, we’ve identified over seventy very prominent contacts directly affiliated with Zalman over his lifetime. It’s a good mix of so-called “movers and shakers” based on an array of high-powered politicians, Mossad agents, famous athletes and more from across the world.

I hope this tool engages the community and provides users with a different bird’s eye view of my grandfather, based on my investigation of his life story.


Data Source

Contact names were gathered and identified from Zalman’s archive collection. Images and other details were collected from Wikipedia pages. The “interesting” characteristics, such as a person’s popularity in the library catalog and associated attributes, when using the “Word Cloud” text pattern analysis, was collected about the person identified in the WorldCat online catalog. WorldCat is a public catalog that itemizes the collections in over 17,000 libraries in 123 countries and territories that participate in the OCLC global cooperative.

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