List of Dutch Jews

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This page is a list of notable Dutch Jews, arranged by field of activity.

Economists[edit]

Name Notability References
Arnold Heertje [citation needed]
Hendrik S. Houthakker [1]
Arnold Heertje, economist, father of Raoul

Historians[edit]

Name Notability References
Evelien Gans [2]

Jurists[edit]

Name Notability References
Tobias Asser (1838-1913) Nobel Prize for Peace winner in 1911 [3]
Eduard Meijers (1880-1954) founding father of the Dutch new civil code [4]
Bram Moszkowicz has a Jewish father, Max Moszkowicz [citation needed]
Max Moszkowicz [citation needed]

Mathematicians[edit]

Name Notability References
Wim Cohen (1923-2000) mathematician [5]
Rehuel Lobatto (1797-1866) [citation needed]
Emanuel Lodewijk Elte (1881-1943) [citation needed]
Julius Wolff (1882-1945) [citation needed]

Musicians[edit]

Name Notability References
Bart Berman (born 1938) pianist [citation needed]
Lenny Kuhr (born 1950) singer [citation needed]

Actors[edit]

Name Notability References
Edwin de Vries (born 1950) actor and director [6]
Raoul Heertje (born 1963) stand-up comedian [7]
Micha Wertheim (born 1972) stand-up comedian [citation needed]
Raoul Heertje, stand-up comedian

Visual arts[edit]

Name Notability References
Helen Berman (born 1936) [8]
Paul Citroen (1896–1983) [9]
Marianne Franken (1884–1945) [10]
Eduard Frankfort (1864–1920) [11]
Isaac Israëls (1865–1934) [12]
Jozef Israëls (1824–1911) [13]
Jesse Kluytmans (1841–????) [10]
David Laurent de Lara (c.1806-1876) limner, born in Amsterdam, based in London. [14]
Willy Lindwer movie / documentary director [citation needed]
Joseph Mendes da Costa (1863–1939) sculptor [15]
Joseph Jessurun de Mesquita (1865–1890) photographer [16]
Max Bueno de Mesquita (1913–2001) [17]
Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (1868–1944) graphic artist [18]
Martin Monnickendam (1874–1943) [19]
Benjamin Prins (1860–1934) [20]
Mommie Schwarz (1876-1942) [21]
Jozef Israëls (portrait by Jan Veth) and his son Isaac Israëls are among the most famous Dutch-Jewish artists.[22]

Politicians[edit]

Name Notability References
Lodewijk Asscher PvdA politician, born in Amsterdam, Jewish father [23]
Job Cohen former PvdA politician and mayor of Amsterdam [24]
Onno Hoes former mayor of Maastricht for VVD, former chairman of CIDI [25]
Aletta Jacobs first Dutch female physician [26]
Uri Rosenthal former Minister of Foreign Affairs for VVD, political scientist [27]
Harry Wijnschenk former MP for LPF [28]
Job Cohen, politician

Business[edit]

Name Notability References
Samuel van den Bergh (1864–1941) co-founder of Unilever; politician [29]
Israël Kiek (1811–1899) photographer [30]
Kokadorus Linnewiel (1867–1934) Famous Dutch hawker [31]
Abraham Icek Tuschinski (1886–1942) cinema entrepreneur and Holocaust victim [32]

Athletes[edit]

Name Notability References
Estella Agsteribbe Olympic Games champion in team combined exercises and killed by the Nazis in Auschwitz [citation needed]
Carina Benninga former Dutch field hockey player with a gold medal and bronze medal from the Olympic Games [citation needed]
Elka de Levie Olympic champion in team combined exercises [citation needed]
Helena Nordheim Olympic champion in team combined exercises and killed by the Nazis in Sobibór [citation needed]
Tom Okker tennis player who won the 1973 French Open Men's Doubles, 1976 US Open men's doubles, highest world ranking #3 in singles, and #1 in doubles [citation needed]
Anna Polak Olympic champion in team combined exercises; killed by the Nazis in Sobibór [citation needed]
Daniël de Ridder (born 1984) Celta de Vigo forward winger/attacking midfielder (Wigan Athletic & U21 national team) [33][34][35]
Samuel Scheimann football player [citation needed]
Aryeh "Arie" Selinger United States and Dutch volleyball player and coach [36]
Avital Selinger volleyball player with a silver medal from the Olympic Games [citation needed]
Judijke Simons Olympic champion in team combined exercises; killed by the Nazis in Sobibór [citation needed]
Sjaak Swart Dutch international footballer who played for AFC Ajax from 1956 to 1973 [31]
Daniël de Ridder, Israeli-Dutch soccer player

Writers[edit]

Name Notability References
Manja Croiset author and poet [citation needed]
Anne Frank author of Diary of a Young Girl [citation needed]
Xaviera Hollander author [31]
Gideon Levy (born 1970) Dutch journalist [citation needed]
Jaap Nunes Vaz (1906-1943) co-founder of Het Parool and member of the Dutch Resistance [37]
Baruch Spinoza famous Jewish philosopher [citation needed]
Leon de Winter author [citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JINFO. "Jewish Economists". Jinfo.org. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Over de laffe jood hoor je niemand meer". Trouw. De joodse historica Evelien Gans (1951) groeide op in een seculier joods gezin. 
  3. ^ "Tobias Asser entry in the Jewish Encyclopedia". Jewishencyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  4. ^ "Eduard Maurits Meijers (1880-1954) - Famous Researchers - Research". 
  5. ^ "Cohen_Wim biography". History.mcs.st-and.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  6. ^ Ressler, Manja (1988). "'Dit is de film die ik wil maken'". Levend Joods Geloof. 44 (3). Edwin de Vries' vader, die eveneens acteur was, kwam uit een a-religieus maar wel bewust joods gezin en maakte in de oorlog deel uit van een verzetsgroep. 'De ontwikkeling van mijn joodse bewustzijn is vergelijkbaar met die van Chaja: ik rebelleerde, maakte deel uit van de studentenbeweging en sprak net als iedereen over de revolutie. Ik heb nog meegedaan aan de bezetting van het Maagdenhuis. Pas door Leedvermaak van Judith Herzberg werd ik mij bewust van mijn eigen joods-zijn.' 
  7. ^ (Dutch) Gast Achteraf: Raoul Heertje, VPRO website
  8. ^ Geldman, Mordechai (2009). Helen Berman: Sharon Landscapes. Israel. pp. 92–93. 
  9. ^ "Personen | Joods Historisch Museum". Jhm.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  10. ^ a b "Personen | Joods Historisch Museum". Jhm.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  11. ^ "Personen | Joods Historisch Museum". Jhm.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  12. ^ "Personen | Joods Historisch Museum". Jhm.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  13. ^ "Personen | Joods Historisch Museum". Jhm.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  14. ^ Rubinstein, William L.; Jolles, Michael; Rubinstein, Hilary (eds.). "Laurent de Lara, David". The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History. ISBN 9780230318946. 
  15. ^ "Personen | Joods Historisch Museum". Jhm.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  16. ^ "Personen | Joods Historisch Museum". Jhm.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  17. ^ "Explore". Art.holocaust-education.net. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  18. ^ "Personen | Joods Historisch Museum". Jhm.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  19. ^ "Personen | Joods Historisch Museum". Jhm.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  20. ^ Dr. Allison Siffre Guedalia Kupietzky. Benjamin L. Prins : Dutch Jewish Genre Painter - Holland 1860-1934 : catalogue raisonné, 1996
  21. ^ "Schilderij Mommie Schwarz". Atelier Magazine (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  22. ^ "Collectie en mediatheek | Joods Historisch Museum". Jhm.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  23. ^ "Interview with Lodewijk Asscher in ''Benjamin'', July 2010". Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  24. ^ (Dutch) Joodsch Lyceum en huwelijk. Leiden University. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
  25. ^ Onno Hoes nieuwe voorzitter CIDI, Joods.nl
  26. ^ Harriet Feinberg. "Aletta Henriette Jacobs 1854 – 1929". Jewish Women's Archive. jwa.org. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  27. ^ Redactie. "PVV'er De Roon: Joodse Rosenthal zou Israël moeten steunen - Politiek - TROUW". Trouw.nl. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  28. ^ "H.H.R. (Harry) Wijnschenk". 
  29. ^ "Personen | Joods Historisch Museum". Jhm.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  30. ^ "Personen | Joods Historisch Museum". Jhm.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  31. ^ a b c van Limpt, Cokky (2003-02-26). "De obsessie van willen weten wie er Joods zijn". Trouw (in Dutch). Retrieved 2009-07-06. Wat hebben Sjakie Swart en Madeleine Albright, Kokadorus (nl) en Meryl Streep, Jezus en Xaviera Hollander gemeen? Waarschijnlijk weinig tot niets, behalve dat ze allemaal Joods zijn, en dat laatste fascineert de Israëlisch-Oostenrijkse kunstenaar Oz Almog. 
  32. ^ "Personen | Joods Historisch Museum". Jhm.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  33. ^ "Ajax-Usa.com". 
  34. ^ "Daniel de Ridder signs new deal until summer 2007". Ajax-USA.com. Having scored his first league goal in May against Willem II, he netted a Ajax's only goal in the Champions League game at Maccabi Tel Aviv, which Ajax lost in dramatic fashion. That fixture was a special one for De Ridder, who is Jewish and has an Israeli mother. 
  35. ^ Cabot-Kerkdijk, Daniel. "Interview met Daniël de Ridder". voetbalzone.nl (in Dutch). Veel Ajax-supporters hebben de behoefte om zichzelf joods te noemen, maar de geuzennaam wordt als kwetsend en onnodig ervaren door de club. Wat vindt jij daarvan? - Het is meer een politieke kwestie en ook al ben ik Joods, ik heb daar weinig over te zeggen. 
  36. ^ "What Price The Gold?; Coach Arnie Selinger Has Driven The Us Women'S Volleyball Team Hard, Putting It Within Spiking Distance of a Gold Medal. But At What Expense?". The Boston Globe. May 11, 1984. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  37. ^ "Joods Monument - Jacob Nunes Vaz". www.joodsmonument.nl. Retrieved April 15, 2016.