List of West European Jews

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Apart from France, established Jewish populations exist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland. With the original medieval populations wiped out by the Black Death and the pogroms that followed it, the current Dutch and Belgian communities originate in the Jewish expulsion from Spain and Portugal, while a Swiss community was only established after emancipation in 1874. However, the vast majority of the population in the Netherlands and a large proportion of the one in Belgium were killed in the Holocaust, and much of the modern Jewish population of these countries (as well as of Switzerland) derives from post-Holocaust arrivals from other parts of Europe. Here is a list of some prominent Sephardi Jews in western Europe, arranged by country of origin.

Austria[edit]

Main article: List of Austrian Jews

Belgium[edit]

France[edit]

Main article: List of French Jews

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Political figures[edit]

Religious and communal leaders[edit]

Academics[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Writers[edit]

Artists[edit]

Business[edit]

Other[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Monaco[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Main article: List of Dutch Jews

Scotland[edit]

Main article: List of Scottish Jews

Spain and Portugal[edit]

Main article: List of Iberian Jews

Switzerland[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Notes[edit]

^ Of the 12 members of the 1928 Olympics Dutch Women's Gymnastics Team – the first ever women's gymnastics gold medalists – 5 were Jewish. All but Levie were murdered in the Holocaust.

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Ralph Miliband biography
  2. ^ http://www.sfjff.org/film/detail?id=40
  3. ^ Aaron ben Gershon Abu Al-Rabi biography
  4. ^ http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=1271&letter=B&search=messina
  5. ^ Obituary in Nature "A member of a wealthy Italian Jewish family" Accessed 24 November 2006.
  6. ^ a b c d http://www.hoasm.org/IVM/BassanoAlvise.html
  7. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "an Italian Jew"
  8. ^ The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd ed 2001), art. Obadiah the Proselyte
  9. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born Umberto Wolff in Milan of Jewish parentage"
  10. ^ http://fashion.soyooz.net/fashion-designers/image/armandmarciano.html
  11. ^ Fleishman, Jeffrey (2006-12-17). "A farcical attack on Hitler taboos". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2006-12-17. [dead link]
  12. ^ L'ENTREPRISE PRÉFÉRÉE DU GRAND PUBLIC. Chanel, le luxe et le secret (French)