Hans Kolfschoten

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Hans Kolfschoten in 1952

Henri Anthony Melchior Tieleman (Hans) Kolfschoten (17 August 1903, Arnhem – 2 August 1984, The Hague) was a Dutch politician of the Roman-Catholic State Party (RKSP) and its successor the Catholic People's Party (KVP).

Kolfschoten was minister of Justice, a member of the Senate, and mayor of Eindhoven and The Hague.

In 1945, Kolfschoten refused permanent residency to the Polish Jew Chaim Engel and his Dutch wife Selma Engel-Wijnberg, who survived Sobibor extermination camp.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frans Schokking
Mayor of The Hague
Succeeded by
Victor Marijnen