List of Dutch Jews

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

EconomistsEdit

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

HistoriansEdit

Name Notability References
Evelien Gans [2]

JuristsEdit

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]

MathematiciansEdit

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]

MusiciansEdit

Name Notability References
Bart Berman (born 1938) pianist [citation needed]
Lenny Kuhr (born 1950) singer [6]

ActorsEdit

Name Notability References
Edwin de Vries (born 1950) actor and director [7]
Raoul Heertje (born 1963) stand-up comedian [8]
Micha Wertheim (born 1972) stand-up comedian [citation needed]
 
Raoul Heertje, stand-up comedian

Visual artsEdit

Name Notability References
Helen Berman (born 1936) [9]
Paul Citroen (1896-1983) [10]
Frank Diamand [nl] (b 1939) Documentary maker and poet [11]
Marianne Franken (1884-1945) [12]
Eduard Frankfort (1864-1920) [13]
Isaac Israëls (1865-1934) [14]
Jozef Israëls (1824-1911) [15]
Jesse Kluytmans (1841-????) [12]
David Laurent de Lara (c.1806-1876) limner, born in Amsterdam, based in London. [16]
Willy Lindwer movie / documentary director [citation needed]
Joseph Mendes da Costa (1863-1939) sculptor [17]
Joseph Jessurun de Mesquita (1865–1890) photographer [18]
Max Bueno de Mesquita (1913-2001) [19]
Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (1868-1944) graphic artist [20]
Martin Monnickendam (1874-1943) [21]
Benjamin Prins (1860-1934) [22]
Mommie Schwarz (1876-1942) [23]
 
Jozef Israëls (portrait by Jan Veth) and his son Isaac Israëls are among the most famous Dutch-Jewish artists.[24]

PoliticiansEdit

Name Notability References
Lodewijk Asscher Leader of the Labour PartyDeputy Prime MinisterMinister of Social Affairs and EmploymentMP • (PvdA) [25]
Sidney J. van den Bergh Minister of Defence • MP • (VVD) [26]
Job Cohen Leader of the Labour Party • Mayor of AmsterdamState Secretary for JusticeState Secretary for Education and Sciences • MP • (PvdA) [27]
Hedy d'Ancona Minister of Welfare, Health and CultureState Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment • MP • (PvdA) [28]
Onno Hoes Mayor of HaarlemmermeerMayor of Maastricht • (VVD) [29]
Ernst Hirsch Ballin Minister of the InteriorMinister of JusticeMinister for Netherlands Antilles and Aruba Affairs • MP • (CDA) [30]
Aletta Jacobs Political and women's suffrage activist [31]
Jacob Kohnstamm State Secretary for the Interior • MP • (D66) [32]
Arie Pais Minister of Education and Sciences • MP • (VVD) [33]
Carel Polak Minister of Justice • MP • (VVD) [34]
Wim Polak Mayor of Amsterdam • State Secretary for the Interior • (PvdA) [35]
Max Rood Minister of the Interior • (D66) [36]
Uri Rosenthal Minister of Foreign Affairs • MP • (VVD) [37]
Ivo Samkalden Minister of Justice • Minister of the Interior • Mayor of Amsterdam • MP • (PvdA) [38]
Eegje Schoo Minister for Development Cooperation • MP • (VVD) [39]
Ed van Thijn Minister of the Interior • Mayor of Amsterdam • MP • (PvdA) [40]
Jacques Wallage Mayor of Groningen • State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment • State Secretary for Education and Sciences • MP • (PvdA) [41]
Frans Weisglas Speaker of the House of Representatives • MP • (VVD) [42]
Harry Wijnschenk Leader of the Pim Fortuyn List • MP • (LPF) [43]
Robbert Baruch (PvdA)
 
Job Cohen, politician

BusinessEdit

Name Notability References
Samuel van den Bergh (1864–1941) co-founder of Unilever; politician [44]
Israël Kiek (1811–1899) photographer [45]
Kokadorus Linnewiel (1867–1934) Dutch hawker [46]
Abraham Icek Tuschinski (1886–1942) cinema entrepreneur and Holocaust victim [47]
Gerard Philips (1858-1942) Co Founder of the Philips Company https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_Philips

AthletesEdit

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) [48][49][50]
Jonathan Rouschop Dror football player of Eijsden 5 [citation needed]
Aryeh "Arie" Selinger United States and Dutch volleyball player and coach [51]
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 [46]
 
Daniël de Ridder, Israeli-Dutch soccer player

WritersEdit

Name Notability References
Manja Croiset author and poet [52]
Anne Frank author of Diary of a Young Girl [citation needed]
Etty Hillesum author of Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life the Diaries, 1941–1943 and Letters from Westerbork [citation needed]
Xaviera Hollander author [46]
Gideon Levy (born 1970) Dutch journalist [citation needed]
Ida Simons (1911-1960) Pianist and writer [53]
Jaap Nunes Vaz (1906-1943) co-founder of Het Parool and member of the Dutch Resistance [54]
Baruch Spinoza Jewish philosopher [citation needed]
Leon de Winter author [citation needed]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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