Abel Herzberg

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Abel Herzberg
Black and white photo of the head of man, seen on his right cheek
Abel Herzberg in c. 1913
Born Abel Jacob Herzberg
(1893-09-17)17 September 1893
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died 19 May 1989(1989-05-19) (aged 95)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Occupation Lawyer, writer, poet
Notable awards Constantijn Huygens Prize (1964)
P. C. Hooft Award (1972)
Children Judith Herzberg (b. 1934)

Abel Jacob Herzberg (17 September 1893 – 19 May 1989) was a Dutch Jewish lawyer, writer and poet. He wrote many plays and novels, focused mainly on Biblical characters. His works include Tweestromenland, Kroniek der Jodenvervolging, and Om een lepel soep. Herzberg was a prisoner in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp from 11 January 1944 to 10 April 1945.


  • Eichmann in Jeruzalem (1962; non-fictie)