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Before the Holocaust, Jews were a significant part of the population in Lithuania where they numbered around 240,000, including approximately 100,000 in Vilnius, or about 45% of that city's pre-WWII population (Vilnius was also once known as the "Jerusalem of Lithuania"). A large Jewish community also existed in Latvia. In comparison, Estonia and the Nordic countries have had much smaller communities, concentrated mostly in Denmark and Sweden. The following is a list of some prominent North European Jews, arranged by country of origin: Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Main article: List of Jews. ... Main article: List of Jews. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... Here is a list of some prominent (non Latin-) Caribbean Jews, arranged by country of origin. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Shoah” redirects here. ... Location Ethnographic region Aukštaitija County Vilnius County Municipality Geographic coordinate system Number of elderates 20 General Information Capital of Lithuania Vilnius County Vilnius city municipality Vilnius district municipality Population About 600,000 in 2006 (1st) First mentioned 1323 Granted city rights 1387 Not to be confused with Vilnius city... Political map of the Nordic countries and associated territories. ...



Harald Bohr (22 April 1887 – 22 January 1951) was a Danish mathematician, and younger brother of the physicist Niels Bohr. ... Niels (Henrik David) Bohr (October 7, 1885 – November 18, 1962) was a Danish physicist who made fundamental contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1922. ... Musician/Comedian Victor Borge For the Cape Verdean politician, see Víctor Borges. ... Georg Brandes, a scetch for a painting, by P.S. Krøyer, 1900 Georg Morris Cohen Brandes (February 4, 1842 - February 19, 1927) was a Danish critic and scholar who had great influence on Scandinavian literature from the 1870s through the turn of the 20th century. ... Marcus Choleva (April 12, 1933) is a Danish billionaire and CEO of a quite successful Danish concern called KFI (Købmændenes Finansieringsinstitut) which is translated to The Merchants financing-institute. Mr. ... Meïr Aron Goldschmidt (October 26, 1819 - August 15, 1887) was a Danish publisher, journalist and novelist with a Jewish background. ... Heinrich buttocks Hirschsprung (February 7, 1836-1908), a Danish Jew of German heritage, was an arts patron and, together with his brother Bernhard Hirschsprung (1834-1909), ran a tobacco manufacturing plant. ... Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, as seen from the west. ... Arne Melchior, born 1924, is a son of Marcus Melchior. ... -1... Ben Roy Mottelson (born July 9, 1926) is an American-Danish physicist. ... Dr. Ivan Joseph Martin Osiier, (December 16, 1888 - December 23, 1965), was a Danish fencer from Copenhagen. ... Lee Oskar (b. ... War was a multiracial, multicultural American funk band of the 1970s from Southern California, known for the hit song Low Rider. Formed in 1969, War was the first and most successful musical crossover, fusing elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin music, R&B, and even reggae. ... Raquel Rastenni (August 21, 1915-August 20, 1998), born Anna Rachel Rastén, was a popular Danish singer. ... Edgar John Rubin (September 6, 1886 - May 3, 1951) was a Danish psychologist/phenomenologist, remembered for his work on figure-ground perception as seen in such optical illusions like the Rubin vase. ...


Louis Isadore Kahn (February 20, 1901 - March 17, 1974) practised as an architect in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and taught architecture there and at Yale. ... Yuri Mikhailovich Lotman (also Juri, Jüri, Jurij) (Russian: Юрий Михайлович Лотман) (28 February 1922 in Petrograd, Russia - 28 October 1993 in Tartu, Estonia) - a prominent Russian formalist critic, semiotician, culturologist. ...


Max Jakobson (born in Vyborg, Finland, (now Russia) in 1923) is a former Finnish politican and diplomat. ... SPACEPOL or SPACEPOL International Research Network for Space Law and IT-Policy as it was referred to during the period 1998-2005 is one of the early cybernetworks formed during the 1990s within the academic and university world. ... Founded 1972 Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Area - Of which land - Rank 528 km² 312 km² ranked 279th Population - Density - Change - Rank 229,443 (2005) 729 inh. ... Roni Porokara is a Finnish Jewish footballer with one senior cap for his country. ... Marion Rung (b. ... Greta Garbo & Maurice Stiller on board the S/S Drottningholm in 1925 en route to the United States Mauritz Stiller (July 17, 1883 – November 18, 1928) was an actor, screenwriter and an influential silent film director. ... Ben Berl Zyskowicz (born 24 May 1954 in Helsinki) is a Finnish politician and parliamentarian. ...


Vladimir Davidovich Ashkenazy (Russian: Влади́мир Дави́дович А́шкенази, Vladimir Davidovič Aškenasi) (b. ... Robert James Bobby Fischer (born March 9, 1943) is a United States-born chess Grandmaster and in 1972 became the only US-born chessplayer to become the official World Chess Champion. ... Max Goldberg is a programmer from New York City, NY. He is the creator of the popular website, YTMND, as well as many smaller projects. ... Dorrit Moussaieff is the second and current wife of Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, president of Iceland. ... Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson ( ) (born 14 May 1943, in Ísafjörður, Iceland) is the fifth and current President of Iceland, from 1996 to present, re-elected unopposed in 2000, and was re-elected for a third term in 2004. ...


Elya Baskin (born 24 January 1951, Riga, Latvia) attended Moscows prestigious Theatre and Variety Arts College. ... Sir Isaiah Berlin, OM (June 6, 1909 – November 5, 1997), was a political philosopher and historian of ideas, regarded as one of the leading liberal thinkers of the 20th century. ... Lipman Bers (May 22, 1914, Riga, Latvia – October 29, 1993, New Rochelle, New York) was an American mathematician who worked on Riemann surfaces. ... David Bezmozgis (born 1973) is a Canadian writer and documentary filmmaker. ... Boris (Ber) Davydovich Brutskus, Russian: , Latvian: Boris Bruckus, Hebrew: , German: Boris Brutzkus (October 15/October 3 (Russian information), 1874, Polangen/[Palanga], district (guberniya) of Kurlandiya, Russia - December 6/December 7 (same with birthdate), 1938, Jerusalem/Berlin) was a Russian Latvia-born, and anti-Sovietic economist. ... Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн, Latvian: Sergejs Eizenšteins) (January 23, 1898 – February 11, 1948) was a revolutionary Soviet film director and film theorist noted in particular for his silent films Strike, Battleship Potemkin and Oktober. ... Movsas Feigins or Movsa Feigin (28 February 1908 - 11 August 1950) was a Latvian chess master. ... Morris Halle, né Pinkowitz, is an American linguist. ... Philippe Halsman (1906 - 1979) was a Latvian-born American photographer. ... Joseph Herman Hirshhorn (1899 - 1981) was a financier and art collector. ... Abraham Zevi Idelsohn (1882-1938) was a foremost Jewish ethnologist and musicologist, who conducted several comprehensive studies of Jewish music around the world. ... Jewish music, the music of Jews, is quite diverse and dates back thousands of years. ... Hermann Jadlowker (Hebrew: ; July 5, 1877, Riga - May 13, 1953, Tel Aviv-Jafo) was a Latvia (Russia)-born chazzan, and coloratura tenor singer. ... Mariss Jansons (born 1943) is a prominent Latvian conductor. ... Showcase #22 (Oct. ... Alexander (Aleksandrs) Koblencs (Koblents, Koblentz, Koblenz, Koblenc) (born 3 September 1916, Riga, - died 9 December 1993, Riga) was a Latvian chess master, trainer, and writer. ... Abraham Isaac Kook (1864 - 1935) was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandate for Palestine, the founder of the (now) Religious Zionist Yeshiva Merkaz HaRav, and a renowned Torah scholar. ... Gidon Kremer (Latvian: ; born February 27, 1947) is a Latvian violinist and conductor. ... Nechama Leibowitz (1905 in Riga, Latvia – 12 April 1997 in Jerusalem) was a noted Israeli biblical scholar and commentator, who rekindled an intense interest in the study of the Bible and its commentaries among Jews everywhere. ... Yeshayahu Leibowitz (1903-1994) was an Israeli scientist, philosopher and public figure noted for his outspoken and often controversial opinions regarding morals, ethics, politics, and religion. ... Hermanis Matisons (1894 – 1932), (also known as Herman Mattison), was a Latvian chess player and one of worlds most highly regarded chess masters in the early 1930s. ... 1948 Born 10 January in Riga, Latvia A cellist, Maisky won the 1966 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and began studies with Rostropovich at the Moscow Conservatory while pursuing a concert career throughout the former Soviet Union. ... Young Mikhoels Solomon Mikhoels (real surname - Vovsi), Yiddish: ; Russian: (16 March [O.S. 4 March] 1890 - January 12/13, 1948) was a Soviet Jewish actor and director in Yiddish theater and the chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. ... Aron Nimzowitsch (also Nimzovich or Niemzowitsch) (November 7, 1886, Riga – March 16, 1935, Denmark) was a chess player of grandmaster strength and a very influential chess writer. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Arkady Raikin Arkadiy Isaakovich Raikin (Russian: Аркадий Исаакович Райкин) (October 24, 1911 [O.S. October 10] – November 20, 1987, Moscow) was a Soviet stand up comedian of Jewish descent who led the school of Soviet and Russian humorists for about half a century. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Rogatchover Gaon (Rabbi Yosef Rosen, 1858-3 March 1936), also known by the name of his main work Tzafnath Paneach, was one of prominent Talmudic scholars of the early 20th century. ... The Rogatchover Gaon (Rabbi Yosef Rosen, 1858-3 March 1936), also known by the name of his main work Tzafnath Paneach, was one of prominent Talmudic scholars of the early 20th century. ... Rabbi Meir Simcha of Dvinsk (1843-1926) was a prominent leader of Orthodox Judaism in Eastern Europe in the early 20th century. ... Mikhail Tal (Latvian: ; Russian: , Mikhail Nekhemievich Tal, IPA: ) (November 9, 1936–June 28, 1992) was a Soviet-Latvian chess player, and the eighth World Chess Champion. ... Max Weinreich (1893/94 Goldingen(Kuldiga), Courland (Latvia) - 1969 New York) was a Yiddish linguist. ...


See also Litvak/Littauer, Lithuanian Jews,Kovno kollel

Chimen Abramsky, born March 5, 1917, is emeritus Professor at University College London. ... Rabbi Yehezkel Abramsky (7 February 1886 (near Most and Grodno, Lithuania) – 19 September 1976) was one of the worlds most eminent Orthodox rabbis of the 20th century. ... Semyon Zinovievich Alapin (1856–1923), was a Lithuanian-Jewish chess player, openings analyst and puzzle setter. ... Mark M. Antokolsky Antokolskys statue of Peter I graces one of the streets of Arkhangelsk. ... Alexander (Aleksandr) II Nikolaevich (Russian: Александр II Николаевич) (born 29 April 1818 in Moscow; died 13 March 1881 in St. ... Moshe Arens Moshe Arens (born December 27, 1925 in Kaunas, Lithuania) is an Israeli politician. ... Aharon Barak (Hebrew: אהרֹן ברק) (b. ... Eliezer Ben-Yehuda Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (Hebrew אֱלִיעֶזֶר בֶּן־יְהוּדָה) (January 7, 1858 – December 16, 1922), was principally responsible for the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language from its previous state as a liturgical language. ... “Hebrew” redirects here. ... Bernard Berenson in the garden of his estate Villa I Tatti in 1911 Bernard Berenson (born Bernhard Valvrojenski, June 26, 1865 – October 6, 1959), was an American art historian. ... Victor David Brenner (1871 – 1924) was an American artist and sculptor (born in Lithuania) whose relief image of Abraham Lincoln on the occasion of the centennial of the sixteenth presidents birth so impressed President Theodore Roosevelt that Brenner was invited to design a new penny. ... The United States one-cent coin, commonly called a penny, is a unit of currency equaling 1/100 of a United States dollar. ... Sir Montague Maurice Burton (15 August 1885, Lithuania - 21 September 1952, Harrogate) founded one of Great Britains largest chains of clothes shops. ... Abraham Cahan (July 7, 1860 - 1951) was a leading writer and lecturer for socialist and labor movements in New York City. ... Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler ([ [ 1892]]-[[30 diciembre ] ] [ [ 1953 ] ]) era un influyente [ [ juda�smo ortodoxo|Jud�o ortodoxo ] ] [ [ rabbi ] ], [ [ erudito de Talmud]]ic, y fil�sofo jud�o del vig�simo siglo. ... Semyon Dimanstein in 1930s Semyon Dimanstein (in Russian Диманштейн Шим‘он (Семен Маркович) (1886(uncertain)- August,1938), a Soviet state activist, publisher, theorist of national issue in the USSR, one of the founders of the Soviet Oriental studies. ... Nosson Zvi (Nota Hirsh) Finkel (1849-1927), was born in Lithuania and died in the British Mandate of Palestine. ... Rosh yeshiva (Hebrew: ראש ישיבה) (pl. ... Slabodka yeshiva (Knesset Yisrael), was known colloquially as the mother of yeshivas (rabbinical seminaries). ... Vyacheslav Ganelin (born 1944) is Lithuanian Jewish jazz musician, composer. ... Morris Ginsberg (May 14, 1889 - August 31, 1970) was a UK sociologist. ... The Jewish Year Book is an almanac targetted at the Jewish community in the United Kingdom. ... Rabbi Louis Ginzberg was one of the outstanding Talmudists of the twentieth century. ... Lea Goldberg (1911-1970) was a Hebrew poet and student of literature who is considered one of Israels classic poets. ... Emma Goldman (June 27, 1869 – May 14, 1940) aka Red Emma, was a Lithuanian-born anarchist known for her writings and speeches. ... Nahum Goldmann signing the Reparations Treaty with Germany Nahum Goldmann (July 10, 1894–August 29, 1982), was a Polish-born Israeli Zionist and founder and longtime president of the World Jewish Congress. ... Chaim Grade (b. ... Iosif Romualdovich Grigulevich (1913-1988), worked for the NKVD with codenames MAKS and FELIPE. He was one of the most remarkable Soviet illegal operatives (an agent without diplomatic cover) during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Zvi Griliches (1930-1999) was an economist at Harvard University. ... Shira Gorshman (April 10, 1906 – April 4, 2001) was a Yiddish language short story writer and memoirist. ... Rabbi Aryeh Leib ben Asher Gunzberg (aka Shaagat Aryeh) was born in Lithuania, c. ... Aron Gurwitsch (January 17, 1901 - June 25, 1973) was a Lithuania-born American philosopher. ... Laurence Harvey (October 1, 1928 – November 25, 1973) was an Academy Award-nominated Lithuanian-born actor who achieved fame in British and American films. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sidney Hillman (March 23, 1887 - July 10, 1946) was an American labor leader. ... Leo Jogiches Leo Jogiches, also known by his party name Tyska or Tyshko (was born 17 July 1867 in the multi national city of Vilnius and died 10 March 1919 in Berlin). ... Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson, May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an acclaimed European singer and actor whose career lasted from 1911 until his death in 1950. ... Jakób Jocz (1906-1983) was a third generation Hebrew Christian, born in Born in Vilnius, Lithuania. ... Berek Joselewicz (1764-1809), was a Jewish-Polish merchant and a colonel of the Polish Army during the Kościuszko Uprising. ... Joseph Kagan, Baron Kagan (June 6, 1915 – January 17, 1995) was a British industrialist and the founder of Kagan Textiles, Elland, who made raincoats from the waterproof Gannex fabric which Kagan had invented. ... A popular image of the Chofetz Chaim. ... Rabbi Mordechai Menahem Kaplan (June 11, 1881- November 8, 1983) founded Reconstructionist Judaism. ... Reconstructionist Judaism is a modern American-based Jewish movement, based on the ideas of the late Mordecai Kaplan, that views Judaism as a progressively evolving civilization. ... Shlomo Kleit (1880-1962) was a leader the Yiddishist/Socialist movement in Lithuania. ... Sir Aaron Klug, OM, FRS (born 11 August 1926 in Zelvas, Lithuania) is a Lithuanian-born British chemist and biophysicist, and winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation of biologically important nucleic acid-protein complexes. ... Abba Kovner Abba Kovner (1918-1987) was a Lithuanian Jewish Hebrew poet, writer, and partisan leader. ... Image:V07p657002 Abraham Lebensohn Abraham Dob Bär Lebensohn (born in Wilna, Russia, about 1789; died there November 19, 1878) was a Russian Hebraist, poet, and grammarian. ... Micah Joseph Lebensohn (born in Wilna, Russia, Feb. ... Molecular diagram of a hypothetical tetranucleotide, as proposed (incorrectly) by Phoebus Levene around 1910. ... Emmanuel Levinas (January 12, 1906 - December 25, 1995) was a Jewish philosopher originally from Kaunas in Lithuania, who moved to France where he wrote most of his works in French. ... Rabbi Morris Lichtenstein (1889–1938) is the founder of the Society of Jewish Science. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Birth of the Muses, bronze, 1944-1950. ... Woman with a guitar by Georges Braque, 1913 Cubism was an avant-garde art movement that revolutionised European painting and sculpture in the early 20th century. ... Jay Lovestone (1897-1990) was at various times head of the Communist Party, leader of a small oppositionist party, and foreign policy advisor to the leadership of the AFL-CIO and various unions within it. ... Abraham Mapu (1808–1867) is a Lithuanian novelist who wrote in the Hebrew language. ... Osip Mandelstam Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam (also spelled Mandelshtam) (Russian: ) (January 15 [O.S. January 3] 1891 – December 27, 1938) was a Jewish Russian poet and essayist, one of the foremost members of the Acmeist school of poets. ... Libretto can also refer to a sub-notebook PC manufactured by Toshiba. ... Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer (1870 - 1954) was a famous Lithuanian Orthodox rabbi and rosh yeshiva. ... For Harvey Milk High School Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978), an American politician and gay rights activist, was the first openly gay city supervisor of San Francisco, California. ... Hermann Minkowski. ... Oskar Minkowski (January 13, 1858, Kaunas, Lithuania - July 18, 1931, Mecklenburg, Germany) was a famous Jewish doctor of Polish origin. ... Mitchell Parish (July 10, 1900 – March 31, 1993) was a Jewish-American lyricist. ... Abram Rabinovich (Rabinowitsch, Rabinovitch, Rabinovitz, Rabinowicz, Rabinovici) (born 1878, Vilna – died 1943, Moscow) was a Russian chess master. ... Eduardas Rozentalis (born 27 May 1963, Vilnius) is a Lithuanian chess grandmaster. ... Meyer Schapiro was a 20th century art historian. ... Sacco & Vanzetti mosaic by Ben Shahn, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY Ben Shahn (September 12, 1898 - March 14, 1969) was a Lithuanian-born American artist and teacher. ... Andrzej Wiktor Schally, also known as Andrew W. Schally, (born November 20 or November 30, 1926 His Autobio on nobel. ... Painting of Mário de Andrade by Lasar Segall Lasar Segall (July 21, 1891-August 2, 1957) was a Lithuanian Jewish painter who lived much of his life in Brazil. ... Karl Jay Shapiro (November 10, 1913-May 14, 2000) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning United States poet, famous for his poetry written in the Pacific Theater while he served there during World War II. His collection V-Letter and Other Poems, written while Shapiro was stationed in New Guinea, was... Levi Lee Shubert (March 25, 1871 – December 25, 1953) was a Polish-born American theatre owner/operator and producer and a member of the Shubert family. ... ... Joe Slovo Joe Slovo (May 23, 1926 – January 6, 1995) was a South African Communist politician and long time leader of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and leading member of the African National Congress. ... For political parties with similar names in other countries, see Northern Rhodesian African National Congress and Zambian African National Congress. ... Elijah ben Solomon, the Vilna Gaon Elijah (Eliyahu) ben Solomon Kremer (born April 23, 1720, Vilna, Lithuania; died there October 9, 1797). ... Helen Suzman was born Helen Gavronsky on 7th November 1917 in Germiston, South Africa as the daughter of Lithuanian-Jewish immigrants. ... Isakas (Isaak, Itzhak) Vistaneckis (Vistinietzki) (born 29 September 1910 – died 30 December 2000), a Lithuanian chess master. ... Born 1913. ... Uriel Weinreich (1926, Vilnius – 1967) was a world famous linguist. ... David Wolffsohn (October 9, 1856 - September 15, 1914) was a Jewish businessman and prominent Zionist and second president of the World Zionist Organization. ... Bluma Wulfovna Zeigarnik (Russian: Блюма Вульфовна Зейгарник) 9 November 1900 − 24 February 1988) was a Soviet psychologist and psychiatrist who discovered the Zeigarnik effect and established experimental psychopathology as a separate discipline. ... William Zorach (February 28, 1887 – November 15, 1966) was a Lithuanian-American sculptor, painter and writer. ... The cover of the 1978 edition of Zukofskys long poem A. Louis Zukofsky (January 23, 1904 – May 12, 1978) was one of the most important second-generation American modernist poets. ... A Litvak is a person of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry. ... Lithuanian Jews (known in Yiddish and Haredi English as Litvish (adjective) or Litvaks (noun)) are Ashkenazi Jews with roots in Lita, a region including not only present-day Lithuania but also Latvia, much of Belarus and the northeastern SuwaÅ‚ki region of Poland. ... Kovno kollel, (or Kollel Perushim of Kovno or Kollel Knesses Bais Yitzchok) was an advanced Orthodox Judaism Torah and Talmud yeshiva (advanced Jewish school) for Jewish adults, located in what is today known as Kaunas, Lithuania. ...


  • Christian B. Anfinsen, chemist, Nobel Prize (1972) (Norwegian parents, convert)
  • Jo Benkow, parliament speaker
  • Leo Eitinger (b. in Slovakia), professor of Psychiatry at University of Oslo and Holocaust survivor, known mainly for his work on late-onset psychological trauma amongst Holocaust survivors
  • Bente Kahan, Yiddish singer and actress
  • Robert Levin, pianist
  • Mona Levin, actress, writer
  • Oskar Mendelsohn, historian, known for his 2-volume history of Norwegian Jews
  • Eva Scheer, author known especially for her descriptions of the Lithuanian-Jewish shtetl environment
  • Berthold Grünfeld, specialist in psychiatry, and professor in social medicine until 1993

Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, Jr. ... Jo Benkow (born Josef Benkowitz in 1924) is a prominent Norwegian politician and writer. ... Leo Eitinger (1912-1996) was born in Brno, Moravia, at that time a town in the Austrian-Hungarian empire; currently the capital of Jihomoravský kraj and belonging to the Czech Republic. ... The University of Oslo (in Norwegian Universitetet i Oslo, in Latin Universitas Osloensis) was founded in 1811 as Universitas Regia Fredericiana (the Royal Frederick University, in Norwegian Det Kongelige Frederiks Universitet). ... For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). ... Robert Levin (June 6, 1912–October 29, 1996) was a Norwegian classical pianist and composer of jewish origin. ... A shtetl (Yiddish: , diminutive form of Yiddish shtot שטאָט, town, pronounced very similarly to the South German diminutiveStädtle, little town) was typically a small town with a large Jewish population in pre-Holocaust Central and Eastern Europe. ... Berthold Grünfeld (born January 22, 1932 in Bratislava what was then Czechoslovakia) is a Norwegian physician, specialised in psychiatry, and formerly a professor in social medicine at University of Oslo. ...


Olof Aschberg (1877 – 1960) was a Swedish banker and businessman of Jewish background. ... Jean Pierre Barda (born March 7, 1967, Paris) is a Swedish pop star, actor, make up artist, and hair dresser. ... Jezry Einhorn (b. ... Dror Feiler (born 1950) is a musician and artist. ... Lars Gustafsson (born May 17, 1936) is a Swedish, poet, novelist and scholar. ... Johan Harmenberg (born September 8, 1954, in Stockholm, Sweden) is a fencer who won eight individual and/or team epee gold medals at Olympic, World Championship, and World Cup competitions. ... Eli Filip Heckscher (Stockholm November 24, 1879 - Stockholm December 23, 1952) was a Swedish political economist and economic historian. ... Erland Josephson (born June 15, 1923 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish actor. ... Strömkarlen Ernst Josephson (16 April 1851, Stockholm, Sweden - 22 November 1906) was a Swedish painter, whose main work was done on portraits and paintings of folk life. ... Oskar Klein (September 15, 1894 - February 5, 1977) was a Swedish theoretical physicist. ... Rudolf Meidner, born June 23, 1914 in WrocÅ‚aw, Poland (as of 1914, Breslau, Germany), died December 9, 2005 in Lidingö, Sweden. ... Dominika Peczynski, born 19 September 1971 in Skärholmen, Stockholm County, Södermanland, is a Swedish-Polish singer of Jewish heritage, model and TV presenter. ... Marcel Riesz (November 16, 1886 – September 4, 1969) was a mathematician who was born in Györ, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary) and died in Lund in Sweden. ... Nelly Sachs, (10 December 1891, Berlin – 12 May 1970, Stockholm) was a German poet and dramatist who was transformed by the Nazi experience from a dilettante into a poignant spokesperson for the grief and yearnings of her fellow Jews. ... Harry Schein (13 October 1924, Wien - 11 Februari 2006, Djursholm) was an Austrian born Swedish writer and a major figure in Swedish culture. ... Sara Anita Sommerfeld (born October 28, 1977) is a Swedish actress. ... Greta Garbo & Maurice Stiller on board the S/S Drottningholm in 1925 en route to the United States Mauritz Stiller (July 17, 1883 – November 18, 1928) was an actor, screenwriter and an influential silent film director. ... Marcus Storch (b. ... Peter Weiss (November 8, 1916 - May 10, 1982) was a German writer, painter and artist. ... The Singing Tree (1915) Isaac Hirsche Grünewald (September 2, 1889 - May 22, 1946) was a Jewish Expressionist painter born in Stockholm. ...

See also

This page is a list of Jews. ... This is a list of well known Danes: // Main article: List of Danish actors Mads Mikkelsen. ... This is a list of notable Estonians // Tõnu Altosaar Andres Alver Dmitri Bruns Karl Burman Eugen Habermann Georg Hellat Otto Pius Hippius Erich Jacoby Herbert Johanson Peep Jänes Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974), (USA) Raine Karp Alar Kotli Edgar-Johan Kuusik Ernst Gustav Kühnert Vilen Künnapu... This is a list of people from Finland, i. ... This is a list of people from Iceland, arranged in categories and ordered alphabetically by first name (cf. ... This is a list of prominent Latvians. ... This is a list of Lithuanians, both people of Lithuanian descent and people with the birthplace or citizenship of Lithuania. ... This is a list of notable people from Norway. ... This is a list of well known Swedes, ordered alphabetically within categories: // Main article: List of Swedish actors Greta Garbo Ann-Margret, (born 1941) singer and actress Pernilla August, (born 1958) actress Ingrid Bergman, (1915-1982), actress May Britt, (born 1933), actress Anita Ekberg, actress Britt Ekland, (born 1942), actress... The earliest date at which Jews arrived in Scotland is not known. ...


  1. ^ (2007-05-30) Canadian Who's Who 2007. University of Toronto Press. 
  2. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born in Lithuania of Jewish parentage"
  3. ^ Heifetz - [1] "Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Mischa Elman... were all Jews, too"
  4. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "His parents were Orthodox Jews"
  5. ^ Bloom, Nate (2006-12-19). The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs. InterfaithFamily. Retrieved on 2006-12-19.
  6. ^ "Sachs, Nelly". Nationalencyklopedin Multimedia 2000. (2000). Höganäs: Bokförlaget Bra Böcker AB. ISBN 91-7133-747-4. 
  7. ^ "Stiller, Mauritz". Nationalencyklopedin Multimedia 2000. (2000). Höganäs: Bokförlaget Bra Böcker AB. ISBN 91-7133-747-4. 
  8. ^ Jewish Chronicle, February 4, 2000, p.6: "Jewish business leader Marcus Storch"

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The Jews are a people who trace their descent from the biblical Israelites and who are united by the religion called Judaism.
The economically and culturally advanced tribes of the north resented the rule of kings from pastoral Judah, and after Solomon's death the kingdom was divided.
Jews had long been accustomed to living in neighborhoods of their own, for security and for ready access to a synagogue.
Jews, Jewish, The Jewish People - The Peace Encyclopedia (4562 words)
Jew: this is a term derived from a geo-political designation; Jews are identified with the country of Judea and its nation; this indicates ethnic and national identity rather than just belief or practice.
A sample of Jews subdivided according to the birth-place of their parents or grand-parents have been examined for a large number of genetic markers in the course of a long-term project on the genetics of Jews.
The Jew saw them all beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind.
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