List of North European Jews

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Before the Holocaust, Jews were a significant part of the population in Lithuania where they numbered around 240,000, including approximately 100,000 in Vilnius, or about 45% of that city's pre-World War II population (Vilnius was also once known as the "Jerusalem of Lithuania"). A large Jewish community also existed in Latvia. In comparison, Estonia and the Nordic countries have had much smaller communities, concentrated mostly in Denmark and Sweden. The following is a list of some prominent North European Jews, arranged by country of origin:

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Norway[edit]

Sweden[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born in Lithuania of Jewish parentage"
  2. ^ Heifetz - [1] "Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Mischa Elman... were all Jews, too"
  3. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "His parents were Orthodox Jews"
  4. ^ Bloom, Nate (2006-12-19). "The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs". InterfaithFamily. Retrieved 2006-12-19. 
  5. ^ Jewish Mathematicians
  6. ^ "Sachs, Nelly". Nationalencyklopedin Multimedia 2000. Höganäs: Bokförlaget Bra Böcker AB. 2000. ISBN 91-7133-747-4. 
  7. ^ "Stiller, Mauritz". Nationalencyklopedin Multimedia 2000. Höganäs: Bokförlaget Bra Böcker AB. 2000. ISBN 91-7133-747-4. 
  8. ^ Jewish Chronicle, February 4, 2000, p.6: "Jewish business leader Marcus Storch"