Ad van Liempt

Ad van Liempt (born 21 May 1949, Utrecht) is a Dutch journalist, writer and a TV producer. He has written several books, including a biography of Prince Bernhard. He also initiated the history program Andere Tijden (Other Times).

Ad van Liempt (2010)

Outside the Netherlands he is best known for his book Kopgeld: Nederlandse premiejagers op zoek naar joden, 1943[1] which was translated into English and published as Hitler's Bounty Hunters: The Betrayal of the Jews.[2] It described the process by which Nazis paid bounties to Dutch people, particularly police and members of the Central Bureau for Jewish Emigration, for information on the locations of Jews.

He wrote Selma: De vrouw die Sobibor overleefde (2010), a biography of Selma Engel-Wijnberg, one of two Dutch survivors of Sobibor Extermination Camp during the Holocaust.


  1. ^ van Liempt, Ad (2002). Kopgeld: Nederlandse premiejagers op zoek naar joden, 1943 (in Dutch). Amsterdam: Balans. p. 373. ISBN 9789050184786.
  2. ^ van Liempt, Ad; Translated by S.J. Leinbach (2005). Hitler's Bounty Hunters (English translation from Dutch). London: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. ISBN 1845202031.