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Apart from France, established Jewish populations exist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. With the original medieval populations wiped out by the Black Death and the pogroms that followed it, the current Dutch and Belgian communities originate in the Jewish expulsion from Spain and Portugal, while a Swiss community was only established after emancipation in 1874. However, the vast majority of the population in the Netherlands and a large proportion of the one in Belgium were killed in the Holocaust, and much of the modern Jewish population of these countries (as well as of Germany and Switzerland) derives from post-Holocaust arrivals from Eastern Europe, Germany with an estimated Jewish population of more than half a million, 100 000 of which are officially affiliated with orthodox synagogues, 20 000 with "liberal Judaism", and the rest unaffiliated, is, due to recent immigration from Russia, now the fastest growing Jewish community in the world besides the State of Israel. Here is a list of some prominent West European Jews, arranged by country of origin. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Main article: List of Jews. ... Main article: List of Jews. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Many of the Jews expelled from the Iberian Peninsula during the Spanish Inquisition settled in the Ottoman Empire, leaving large Sephardic communities in South-East Europe: mainly in Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina (though the latter in particular also had a large Ashkenazi population). ... 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 article does not cite any references or sources. ... This page is a list of Jews. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Since Antiquity, a number of Jewish communities have been established in many parts of Asia migrating or fleeing eastward from their place of origin in Mesopotamia. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... This article concerns the mid fourteenth century pandemic. ... Pogrom (from Russian: ; from громить IPA: - to wreak havoc, to demolish violently) is a form of riot directed against a particular group, whether ethnic, religious or other, and characterized by destruction of their homes, businesses and religious centres. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... “Shoah” redirects here. ... Statistical regions of Europe as delineated by the United Nations (UN definition of Eastern Europe marked red):  Northern Europe  Western Europe  Eastern Europe  Southern Europe Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current borders: Russia (dark orange), other countries formerly part of the USSR...

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Austria

Main article: List of Austrian Jews

Austria first became a center of Jewish learning during the 13th century. ...

Belgium

  • Chantal Akerman, director-screenwriter
  • Saul Akkemay, publicist-journalist
  • Paul Ambach (Boogie Boy), musician and concert organizer
  • Zora Arkus-Duntov, father of the Chevrolet Corvette (Belgian-born)
  • Lt-General Louis Bernheim, WWI General
  • Gérard Blitz, Olympic water polo medallist, co-founder of Club Med
  • Gustave Cohen, essay writer
  • Fred Erdman, politician
  • Leopold Flam, philosopher
  • Louis Franck, politician
  • Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer
  • André Gantman, politician
  • Paul Glansdorff, molecular biologist
  • Jean Gol, politician
  • Robert Goldschmidt, wetenschapper
  • Estelle Goldstein, journalist
  • Nico Gunzburg, professor
  • Camille Gutt, finance minister; head of the IMF
  • Paul Hymans, liberal leader; president of the League of Nations
  • Nathan Kahane, athlete
  • René Kalisky, writer
  • George Koltanowski, chess player
  • Baron Léon Lambert, banker
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss, anthropologist (Belgian-born; atheist of Jewish descent)
  • Alfred Lowenstein, financier (Jewish mother)
  • Ernest Mandel, marxist theorist
  • Arie Mandelbaum, painter
  • Stephane Mandelbaum, painter-artist
  • Claude Marinower, politician
  • Bob Mendes, writer (Jewish father)
  • Ralph Miliband, political scientist [2]
  • Chaim Perelman, philosopher (Polish-born)
  • Maurits Polak, activist
  • Ilya Prigogine, chemist (Russian-born), Nobel Prize (1977)
  • Henry Spira, animal rights activist
  • Elias M. Stein, mathematician (Belgian-born)
  • Edna Stern, pianist (both Belgium and Israeli)
  • Gilbert Stork, chemist
  • Olivier Strelli, fashion designer
  • Guy Lee Thys, film director (Jewish mother)
  • Raymond van het Groenewoud, singer-songwriter (Jewish mother)
  • Ida Wasserman, actress
  • Sandra Wasserman, tennis player

Chantal Akerman (born June 6, 1950) is a Belgian filmmaker and director based in Paris, who is known for her deconstructive style and pessimistic humor. ... Saul Akkemay (born October 14, 1964 - ), better known by the pen name Panbello, is a Belgian-born freelance publicist and columnist, of German-Jewish paternal descent. ... Zora Arkus-Duntov (born December 25, 1909 - April 21, 1996), Belgian-born U.S. engineer. ... The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car that has been manufactured by Chevrolet since 1953. ... Gérard Blitz (Antwerp, 1912 - 3 March 1990) was a Belgian Jew and champion water polo player. ... Club Med (short for Club Méditerranée) is a French corporation of vacation resorts found in many parts of the world, usually in highly exotic locations. ... Leopold Flam (Antwerp, 16 March 1912 - Brussels, 29 September 1995) was a Belgian philosopher. ... Louis Marie François Franck (Antwerp, 28 November 1868-Wijnegem, 31 December 1937) was a Belgian lawyer, liberal politician and statesman. ... Diane Prinzessin von Furstenberg also Princess Diane of Furstenberg (Prinzessin Diane von Furstenberg) , born Diane Simone Michelle Halfin on December 31, 1945 in Brussels, Belgium, is a fashion designer, businesswoman, and New York City socialite. ... Jean Gol (Hammersmith, 8 February 1942 - Liege, 18 September 1995) was a Belgian politician for the liberal party Parti Réformateur Libéral (PRL) and a freemason. ... Nico Gunzburg (1882-1984) was a Belgian lawyer and criminologist. ... Camille Gutt (Brussels, 14 November 1884- 1971), was a Belgian economist, politician, and industrialist. ... The flag of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the international organization entrusted with overseeing the global financial system by monitoring foreign exchange rates and balance of payments, as well as offering technical and financial assistance when asked. ... Paul Hymans (1865 - 1941), was a Belgian politician associated with the Parti Libéral. ... 1939–1941 semi-official emblem Anachronous world map in 1920–1945, showing the League of Nations and the world Capital Not applicable¹ Language(s) English, French and Spanish Political structure International organisation Secretary-general  - 1920–1933 Sir James Eric Drummond  - 1933–1940 Joseph Avenol  - 1940–1946 Seán Lester Historical... René Kalisky (Brussels, 1936 - Paris, 1981) was a Belgian writer of Polish descent who is best known for the plays he wrote in the last 12 years of his life. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the anthropologist. ... Alfred Lowenstein (March 11, 1877 - July 4, 1928) was a Belgian soldier, aviator, sportsman, and one of the most powerful businessmen during the early decades of the 20th century. ... Ernest Mandel Ernest Ezra Mandel, also known by various pseudonyms such as Ernest Germain, Pierre Gousset, Henri Vallin, Walter etc. ... David Mendes (Schoten, 15 May 1928) pseudonym Bob Mendes is a Belgian accountant and writer of detective stories. ... Ralph Miliband (January 7, 1924 - May 21, 1994), was a notable left wing political theorist. ... Chaïm Perelman (May 20, 1912 – January 22, 1984), a Polish-born philosopher of law, who studied, taught, and lived most of his life in Brussels. ... Ilya Prigogine (January 25, 1917 – May 28, 2003) was a Belgian physicist and chemist noted for his work on dissipative structures, complex systems, and irreversibility. ... Henry Spira (June 19, 1927 – September 12, 1998) was a prominent animal rights activist, and architect of the movement in the United States to stop the use of animals in experiments. ... Elias Menachem Stein (born January 13, 1931) is the Albert Baldwin Dod Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University. ... Gilbert Stork (born January 1, 1921) is a Belgian-born U.S. organic chemist. ... Olivier Strelli born Nissim Israel is a Belgian fashion designer, who put Belgium on the fashion map, is the son of Greek Jews from the island of Rhodes. ... Guy Lee Thys (born 20 October 1952, in Antwerp, Belgium): is a Belgian film producer, director, and screenwriter. ... Raymond van het Groenewoud is one of the most popular Belgian music artists. ...

France

Main article: List of French Jews

Jews have lived in France since Roman times, and since the French Revolution (and Emancipation) have contributed to all aspects of French culture and society. ...

Germany

Main article: List of German Jews

The Jewish presence in Germany is older than Christianity; the first Jewish population came with the Romans to the city Cologne. ...

Ireland

WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 51. ... Thomas John Barnardo (4 July 1845 — 19 September 1905), Irish philanthropist, and founder and director of homes for destitute children, was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1845. ... Henri-Louis Bergson (October 18, 1859–January 4, 1941) was a major French philosopher, influential in the first half of the 20th century. ... Agnes Bernelle (b. ... Robert Briscoe (1894 – 1969) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who was elected a Teachta Dála in the Irish general election, 1927. ... This article is about the historical army of the Irish Republic (1919–1922) which fought in the Irish War of Independence 1919–21, and the Irish Civil War 1922–23. ... An Irish War of Independence memorial in Dublin The Anglo-Irish War (also known as the Irish War of Independence) was a guerrilla campaign mounted against the British government in Ireland by the Irish Republican Army under the proclaimed legitimacy of the First Dáil, the extra-legal Irish parliament... The Irish Civil War (June 28, 1922 – May 24, 1923) was a conflict between supporters and opponents of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 6, 1921, which established the Irish Free State, precursor of todays Republic of Ireland. ... The Mansion House The Lord Mayor of Dublin is the symbolic head of the city government in the capital of Ireland. ... Ben Briscoe (born March 1934) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. ... A Teachta Dála (Irish for Dáil Deputy, pronounced chock-ta dawla) is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower chamber of the Irish Oireachtas or National Parliament. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... Gerald Yael Goldberg, lawyer, art collector, music lover and politician was born in Cork, Ireland in 1912 and died on December 31, 2003 at the age of 91 at Corks Marymount Hospice, receiving a Civic Funeral on January 4, 2004. ... This article is about the city in the Republic of Ireland. ... Chaim Herzog (‎, born Vivian Herzog, September 17, 1918 – April 17, 1997) served as the sixth President of Israel (1983–1993), following a distinguished career in both the British Army and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). ... Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog, also known as Isaac Herzog, was the first Chief Rabbi of the Republic of Ireland and, later, of the British mandate in Palestine and Israel, once formed. ... // Chief rabbi is a title given in several countries to the recognised religious leader of that countrys Jewish community. ... Sir Otto Jaffe (August 13, 1846, Hamburg - April 29, 1929, London) was twice elected Lord Mayor of Belfast. ... This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. ... Immanuel Jakobovits, Baron Jakobovits, KBE (8 February 1921–31 October 1999) was the Orthodox Judaism Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the Commonwealth from 1967 to 1991. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Isaac Leon Kandel, M.A., Ph. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... David Marcus is an Irish Jewish editor who has been a lifelong advocate and editor of Irish fiction. ... This article is about the modern Goidelic language. ... Alan Joseph Shatter is an Irish politician and member of the Fine Gael political party. ... Fine Gael – The United Ireland Party, usually referred to as Fine Gael (IPA: , though often anglicised to ; approximate English translation: Family/Tribe of the Irish, is the second largest political party in the Republic of Ireland with a membership of over 34,000, and is the largest opposition party in... Mervyn Taylor (b. ... Logo of the Irish Labour Party The Irish Labour Party (Irish: Páirti an Lucht Oibre) is the third largest political party in the Republic of Ireland. ... Gustav William Wolff (born Hamburg, 1834 as Gustav Wilhelm Wolff - 17 April 1913, London) was one of the founders of Harland and Wolff and a Member of Parliament. ... Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries began as a shipyard located in Belfast. ...

Italy

Political figures

  • Isacco Artom, politician and diplomat
  • Vittorio Foa, socialist trade unionist
  • Anna Kuliscioff, revolutionary feminist
  • Ricardo Franco Levi, member of the political staff of Prime Minister Prodi
  • Luigi Luzzatti, Italian Prime Minister (1910-1911)
  • Daniele Manin, President of the Venetian republic (1848) (Jewish father convert)
  • Giuseppe Emanuele Modigliani, politician member of the Italian Constituent Assembly
  • Ernesto Nathan, mayor of Rome (1907-1913)
  • Margherita Sarfatti, journalist & mistress of Mussolini
  • Sydney Sonnino, Italian Prime Minister (1906 1909-10) (Jewish father)
  • Marco Taradash, MP for the Radical Party
  • Umberto Terracini, MP, founder of socialist journal Ordine Nuovo
  • Leone Wollemborg, politician and former Minister of Economy

Anna Kuliscioff (born Anija Rosenstein in approximately 1857 in Moskaja, Crimea; died 27 December 1925 in Milan) was a Russian revolutionary. ... Prodi redirects here. ... Luigi Luzzatti (March 11, 1841–March 29, 1927) was an Italian political figure. ... Danièle Manin (May 13, 1804 - September 22, 1857), Venetian patriot and statesman, was born in Venice. ... Ernesto Nathan (October 5, 1848 - April 9, 1921) was an English-Italian politican. ... Margherita Sarfatti (1880 - 1961) was an Italian journalist, art critic, patron, collector, socialite, and one of Mussolinis mistresses. ... Benito Mussolini created a fascist state through the use of propaganda, total control of the media and disassembly of the working democratic government. ... Baron Giorgio Sidney Sonnino (March 11, 1847 - November 24, 1922) was an Italian politician. ... Do not confuse the Italian Radicals with the Transnational Radical Party. ... Ordine Nuovo a. ...

Religious and communal leaders

  • Samuel Aboab, prominent rabbi
  • Barbara Aiello, first italian woman rabbi
  • Benjamin Artom, Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews of Great Britain
  • Umberto Cassuto, rabbi
  • Abraham Isaac Castello, rabbi
  • Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, rabbi, scholar, mystic
  • Amos Luzzatto, writer and president of the italian Jewish Communities Union
  • Raphael Meldola, rabbi
  • David Nieto, rabbi
  • Menahen Ben Elhanan Rizzolo , rabbi at Modena (1643) and Ferrara (1656)
  • Riccardo Pacifici, rabbi
  • Leone Paserman, chief of Rome Jewish Community
  • Obadiah ben Jacob Sforno, rabbi, philosopher
  • Elio Toaff, rabbi and former chief of Italian Jews Community
  • Tobia Zevi, president of Young Italian Jews association
  • Tullia Zevi, first woman to be President of Union of Italian Jewish Communities, journalist and MP of italian parlamient.

Rabbi Benjamin Artom (1835-1879) was the Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews of Great Britain. ... Hakham or Chacham (Hebrew חכם lit. ... Umberto Cassuto, also known as Moshe David Cassuto, (1883 - 1951), was born in Florence, Italy. ... Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (also Moses Chaim, Moses Hayyim, also Luzzato) (1707-1746), also known by the Hebrew acronym as the RAMCHAL (also RAMHAL), was a prominent Italian Jewish rabbi, mystic, and philosopher best remembered today for his ethical treatise Mesillat Yesharim (Path of the Just). ... Raphael Meldola, English Rabbi. ... David Nieto was the Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish community in London; born at Venice 1654; died in London Jan. ... Obadiah ben Jacob Sforno (Obadja Sforno) was an Italian rabbi, Biblical commentator, philosopher and physician. ... Elio Toaff (born 1915) is the former chief rabbi of Rome. ...

Academics

Azzopardi is a Maltese surname derived from A Safardi, which means A Jew coming from Spain. Most of the Azzopardi families in Malta originated in Toledano, Spain. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Michele Angelo Besso (May 25, 1873 Riesbach - March 15, 1955 Genova) was a Swiss/Italian engineer, and a close friend of Albert Einstein during his years at the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Zurich[1], today the ETH Zurich, and then at the patent office in Bern. ... Caecilius, of Calacte in Sicily, Greek rhetorician, flourished at Rome during the reign of Augustus. ... Eugenio Calabi is a mathematician and professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in differential geometry, partial differential equations and their applications. ... Laura Capón Fermi (1907–1977) was an Italian-born writer and political activist, and the wife of Nobel Prize physicist Enrico Fermi. ... Guido Castelnuovo (14 August 1865, Venice – 27 April 1952, Rome) was an Italian Jewish mathematician. ... Federigo Enriques (5 January 1871 –14 June 1946) was an Italian mathematician, now known principally as the first to give a classification of algebraic surfaces in birational geometry, and other contributions in algebraic geometry. ... Gino Fano (5 January 1871 - 8 November 1952) was an Italian mathematician. ... Robert Mano Fano (1917- ) is professor emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ... Photo on [1] Ugo Fano (July 28, 1912, Turin, Italy - February 13, 2001, Chicago, Illinois) was a leader in theoretical physics in the 20th century. ... Guido Fubini (January 19, 1879 - June 6, 1943) was an Italian mathematician, best known for Fubinis theorem. ... Carlo Ginzburg is a noted historian and pioneer of microhistory. ... Giovanni Jona-Lasinio (born 1932), sometimes called Gianni Jona, is an influent Italian theoretical physicist, best known for his works about quantum field theory and statistical mechanics. ... Tullio Levi-Civita. ... Giorgio Levi Della Vida (August 22, 1886, Venice - December 25, 1967, Rome) was an Italian Jewish Hebraist (Semitist), Islamist, Arabist. ... Rita Levi-Montalcini (born April 22, 1909) is an Italian neurologist who, together with colleague Stanley Cohen, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of growth factors. ... Cesare Lombroso Cesare Lombroso (Verona, November 6, 1835 - Turin, October 19, 1909) was a historical figure in modern criminology, and the founder of the Italian Positivist School of criminology. ... Salvador Edward Luria (August 13, 1912 – February 6, 1991) was an Italian microbiologist whose pioneering work on phages helped open up molecular biology. ... Samuel David Luzzatto (Hebrew: שמואל דוד לוצאטו) was an Italian Jewish scholar and a member of the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement. ... Franco Modigliani (June 18, 1918 – September 25, 2003) was an Italian-American economist at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1985. ... Arnaldo Dante Momigliano KBE (September 5, 1908, Caraglio, Piemont–September 1, 1987, London) was an Italian historian known for his work in historiography, characterized by Donald Kagan as the world’s leading student of the writing of history in the ancient world. He became professor of Roman history at the... The Jewish Year Book is an almanac targetted at the Jewish community in the United Kingdom. ... Pontecorvo may refer to: Flavio Lucio Pontecorvo, a Mexican engineer Bruno Pontecorvo, an Italian physicist; Pontecorvo, a town in Italy. ... Bruno Pontecorvo Bruno Pontecorvo (Pisa, Italy 1913 - Dubna, Russia 1993) was an Italian atomic physicist, early assistant of Enrico Fermi then author of numerous studies in high energy physics, especially on neutrinos. ... Guido Pontecorvo was a British scientist and a Fellow of the Royal Society. ... Giulio (Yoel) Racah (1909 - August 28, 1965) was an Israeli physicist and mathematician. ... Bruno B. Rossi (April 13, 1905 – November 21, 1993) was a leading Italian-American experimental physicist. ... Beniamino Segre (16 February 1903-2 October 1977) was an Italian mathematician who is remembered today as a major contributor to algebraic geometry and one of the founders of combinatorial geometry. ... Corrado Segre (20 Aug 1863-18 May 1924) was an Italian mathematician who is remembered today as a major contributor to the early development of algebraic geometry. ... Portrait of Dr. Emilio Segre Emilio Gino Segrè (February 1, 1905 - April 22, 1989) was an Italian American physicist who, with Owen Chamberlain, won the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of the antiproton. ... Sforno is the name of a prominent Jewish Italian family, many members of which distinguished themselves as rabbis and scholars. ... Piero Sraffa. ... Ariel Toaff is a professor of Medieval and Renaissance History at Bar Ilan University. ... Andrew James Viterbi, Ph. ... The Viterbi algorithm, named after its developer Andrew Viterbi, is a dynamic programming algorithm for finding the most likely sequence of hidden states – known as the Viterbi path – that result in a sequence of observed events, especially in the context of hidden Markov models. ... Vito Volterra (May 3, 1860 - October 11, 1940) was an Italian mathematician and physicist, best known for his contributions to mathematical biology. ...

Musicians

Mario Ancona (1860-1931) was a Italian baritone, born in Livorno, Italy, and died in Florence. ... Anthony Bassano was a 16th century Italian-Jewish musician. ... Jeronimo Bassano was an Italian musician who is noteworthy for having been head of a family of musicians — Anthony Bassano, Jacomo, Alvise, Jasper, John and Baptista — who moved from Venice to England and the household of Henry VIII to serve the court. ... Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (April 3, 1895 – March 16, 1968) was an Italian composer. ... This Judaism-related article is in need of attention. ... Giacobbe Cervetto (1682-1783) was a cellist. ... Lorenzo da Ponte Lorenzo Da Ponte (March 10, 1749–August 17, 1838) was an Italian librettist born in Ceneda (now Vittorio Veneto). ... Abramino dallArpa (fl c. ... Salamone Rossi (ca. ... Vittorio (Victor) De Sabata (April 10, 1892 – December 11, 1967) was an Italian conductor and composer. ...

Writers

Enrico Castelnuovo (February 12, 1839 - February 16, 1915) was an Italian writer who had an active role in the Italian unification movement. ... Giorgio Bassani (March 4, 1916 - April 13, 2000) was a novelist, poet, essayist, editor, and international intellectual. ... Lorenzo da Ponte Lorenzo Da Ponte (March 10, 1749–August 17, 1838) was an Italian librettist born in Ceneda (now Vittorio Veneto). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Lapo Elkann Lapo Elkann (born 1978) is a New York-born Italian industrialist, marketing manager and heir to the automaker Fiat. ... Ginevra Elkann (born in 1980) is an apprentice director, a student of the London Film School, and also a heiress of the Fiat group. ... Leone Ginzburg, who was born in Odessa in 1909 and moved to Turin at a very young age, was an influential Italian author, editor and teacher; an important anti-fascist political activist and hero of the resistance; and husband of the renowned author Natalia Ginzburg. ... Natalia Ginzburg née Levi (July 14, 1916, Palermo—October 7, 1991, Rome) was an Italian author whose work explored family relationships, politics, and philosophy. ... Leone Ginzburg, who was born in Odessa in 1909 and moved to Turin at a very young age, was an influential Italian author, editor and teacher; an important anti-fascist political activist and hero of the resistance; and husband of the renowned author Natalia Ginzburg. ... Carlo Ginzburg is a noted historian and pioneer of microhistory. ... Carlo Levi Carlo Levi (29 November 1902 – January 4, 1975) was an Italian-Jewish painter, writer, activist, anti-fascist, and doctor. ... Primo Michele Levi (July 31, 1919 – April 11, 1987) was a Jewish Italian chemist, Holocaust survivor and author of memoirs, short stories, poems, and novels. ... Carlo Michelstaedter (1887-1910) was a philosopher, poet, and painter, from an Italian speaking part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. ... Paolo Mieli (born February 25, 1949) is an Italian journalist. ... The headquarters in Milan. ... Alberto Moravia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Aron Ettore Schmitz (December 19, 1861 – September 13, 1928), better known by the pseudonym Italo Svevo, was an Italian businessman and author of novels, plays, and short stories, who converted to Roman Catholicism after marrying Livia Veneziani. ... Humbert Wolfe (1885 – January 5, 1940), was an English poet, man of letters and civil servant, from a German-Jewish family background; he was one of the most popular authors of the 1920s. ... Bruno Zevi (born January 22nd 1918, Rome, died January 9th 2000) was an Italian organic architect, historian, professor, curator, author and editor. ...

Artists

  • Cristiana Capotondi, actress (half jew)
  • Silvia Cohen, actress
  • Gioele Dix, (b. Emanuele Ottolenghi) actor and comedian
  • Ginevra Elkann, film director, sister of John and Lapo
  • Arnoldo Foà, actor
  • Amedeo Modigliani, painter and sculptor
  • Frank Horvat, fashion photographer
  • Carlo Levi, writer, painter and physician
  • Gabriele Levy, sculptor, painter and writer
  • Leo Lionni
  • Emanuele Luzzato, painter
  • Moni Ovadia, theatre figure
  • Gillo Pontecorvo, director
  • Xenia Rappoport, actress
  • Tobia Ravà, painter
  • Bruno Zevi, architect

Ginevra Elkann (born in 1980) is an apprentice director, a student of the London Film School, and also a heiress of the Fiat group. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Lapo Elkann Lapo Elkann (born 1978) is a New York-born Italian industrialist, marketing manager and heir to the automaker Fiat. ... Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian artist, practicing both painting and sculpture, who pursued his career for the most part in France. ... Carlo Levi Carlo Levi (29 November 1902 – January 4, 1975) was an Italian-Jewish painter, writer, activist, anti-fascist, and doctor. ... Leo Lionni (May 5, 1910 - October 11, 1999) was an author and illustrator of childrens books. ... Moni Ovadia (born 1946) is an Italian actor, musician, singer and theatrical author. ... Gillo Pontecorvo (November 19, 1919 — October 12, 2006) was an Italian filmmaker, best known for La battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers), but directed several movies before its release in 1966, such as the drama Kapò (1960), which takes place in a World War II concentration camp. ... Bruno Zevi (born January 22nd 1918, Rome, died January 9th 2000) was an Italian organic architect, historian, professor, curator, author and editor. ...

Business

Nancy Dellolio. ...   (IPA: , born 5 February 1948) is a Swedish football manager. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Lapo Elkann Lapo Elkann (born 1978) is a New York-born Italian industrialist, marketing manager and heir to the automaker Fiat. ... For other uses, see Fiat (disambiguation). ... This article is about the clothing line. ... Sir Moses Montefiore (October 24, 1784-July 28, 1885) was one of the most famous British Jews in the 19th century. ... Adriano Olivetti (1901 Turin- 1960 Turin), Italian entrepreneur, the son of the founder of Olivetti, Camillo Olivetti Adriano Olivetti was known worldwide during his lifetime as the Italian manufacturer of Olivetti typewriters, calculators, and computers. ... Camillo Olivetti (born August 1868 in Ivrea - died December 1943 in Biella) was an Italian electrical engineer and founder of Olivetti & Co. ... Olivetti Lettera 22, 1950 Ing. ...

Other

  • Eugenio Calò, a Jewish partisan awarded the Gold Medal for Military Valour
  • Leonardo Coen, journalist of La Repubblica
  • pedigree of Castelnuovo
  • Gad Lerner, TV anchorman and journalist
  • Miriam Mafai, essayist and journalist of La Repubblica
  • Enrico Mentana, journalist and tv anchorman
  • Clemente Mimun, journalist and former director of broadcast news of RAI
  • Edgardo Mortara, boy kidnapped by Catholic Papal authorities
  • Fiamma Nirenstein, essayist and journalist
  • pedigree of Rappaport
  • Enzo Sereni
  • Elisa Springer, holocaust survivor and writer of memoirs
  • Shlomo Venezia, holocaust survivor and writer of memoirs
  • Angelo Vivante, journalist, activist and public intellectual from Trieste

Eugenio Calò is an official hero of Italy. ... La Repubblica (meaning: The Republic) is an Italian daily newspaper. ... // Castelnuovo: Human names This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Gad Lerner (born December 7, 1954) is an Italian journalist and writer. ... Anchorman may refer to: News anchor, someone who works in radio who hosts a regular news program Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, a 2004 American comedy movie This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... La Repubblica (meaning: The Republic) is an Italian daily newspaper. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Edgardo Mortara (August 27, 1851 – March 11, 1940) was a Jewish-born Italian Catholic priest, who became the center of an international controversy when, as a six-year-old boy, he was seized from his Jewish parents by the Papal States authorities and taken to be raised as a Catholic. ... See rationale on the talk page, or replace this tag with a more specific message. ... Enzio Sereni (1905-Nov 18, 1944) was an Italian Zionist, founder of Kibbutz Brenner, scholar, advocate of Jewish-Arab coexistence and a resistance fighter who was parachuted into Nazi-occupied Italy in WW II, captured by the Germans and executed in Dachau concentration camp. ... An intellectual is a person who uses their intellect to study, reflect, and speculate on a variety of different ideas. ... For other uses, see Trieste (disambiguation). ...

Luxembourg

Hugo Gernsback (August 16, 1884 - August 19, 1967) was an inventor and magazine publisher who also wrote science fiction and whose publication included the first science fiction magazine. ... Emil Gustav Hirsch (1851-1923), born in Luxembourg, was a major Reform Judaism rabbi in the USA. In 1892 he became professor of rabbinical literature and philosophy at the University of Chicago. ... Gabriel Jonas Lippmann (August 16, 1845 – July 13, 1921) was a Franco-Luxembourgian physicist and inventor. ... Arno Jospeh Mayer (June 19, 1926 -) is Luxembourg-born American historian of modern Europe, diplomatic history, and the Holocaust. ...

Monaco

Franz Schreker (March 23, 1878 – March 21, 1934) was an Austrian composer and conductor. ...

Netherlands

Political figures

  • Job Cohen, mayor of Amsterdam
  • Louis Fles, activist
  • Samuel Gompers, labor union leader (Dutch parents)
  • Ed van Thijn, former mayor of Amsterdam, senator
  • Henri Polak, founder of diamond workers' trade union
  • Wim Polak, former mayor of Amsterdam
  • Ivo Samkalden, former mayor of Amsterdam (Jewish father)

Marius Job Cohen (born 18 October 1947) is the current mayor of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. ... Samuel Gompers (January 27, 1850[1] - December 13, 1924) was an American labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history. ... Eduard van Thijn (born August 16, 1934 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch politician. ...

Academics

Tobias Michael Carel Asser (April 28, 1838 – July 29, 1913) was a Dutch jurist, cowinner (with Alfred Fried) of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1911 for his role in the formation of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the first Hague peace conference (1899). ... Ayer redirects here. ... Siegfried Kurt Baschwitz, or Kurt Baschwitz (February 2, 1886 - January 6, 1968) was a German journalist, and researcher for Newspapers. ... Arms of the de Castro Family from the Jewish Encyclopedia Philosopher, physician, and apologist; born at Braganza, Portugal, about 1620; died at Amsterdam Nov. ... Samuel Goudsmit (1902–1978) was a Dutch-American physicist famous for jointly proposing the concept of electron spin with George Eugene Uhlenbeck. ... Hendrik S. Houthakker (born December 31, 1924) is an American economist He was born in Amsterdam and completed his graduate work at the University of Amsterdam in 1949. ... bug off--212. ... Abraham (Bram) Pais (May 19, 1918, Amsterdam, The Netherlands — July 28, 2000, Copenhagen, Denmark) was a Dutch-born American physicist and science historian. ... David Ricardo (18 April 1772–11 September 1823), a political economist, is often credited with systematizing economics, and was one of the most influential of the classical economists, along with Thomas Malthus and Adam Smith. ... The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... Samuel Sarphati (1813-1866) was a dutch docter, physician, and city planner. ... Baruch de Spinoza (‎, Portuguese: , Basque: , Latin: ) (November 24, 1632 – February 21, 1677) was a Dutch philosopher of Portuguese Jewish origin. ... Excommunication is a religious censure used to deprive or suspend membership in a religious community. ... Apostasy (from Greek αποστασία, meaning a defection or revolt, from απο, apo, away, apart, στασις, stasis, standing) is a term generally employed to describe the formal renunciation of ones religion, especially if the motive is deemed unworthy. ...

Rabbis

Jacob Abendana (1630-1695) was rabbi (haham) of the Spanish Jews in London from 1681. ... Rabbi Naftali Hertz Ben Ya’acov Elchanon (Rabbi Hertz) published a book in 1648 in Amsterdam, Holland entitled Emeq HaMelekh (Valley of the King(s)). The introduction to this book included ancient records which Rabbi Hertz called the Mishnayot. Hertz used the term Mishnayot, since the text of the Mishnayot... Menasseh Ben Israel (1604-1657), Jewish Rabbi, scholar, writer, diplomat, printer and publisher, founder of the first Hebrew printing press in Amsterdam in 1626. ...

Musicians

  • Frieda Belinfante, conductor (Jewish father)
  • Bart Berman, pianist (Jewish mother)
  • Henriëtte Bosmans, composer (Jewish mother)
  • Julia Culp, mezzosoprano
  • Lenny Kuhr, singer/composer (converted)
  • Bertus van Lier, composer (Jewish father)
  • Leo Smit, composer
  • Rosa Spier, harpist
  • Marjo Tal, composer
  • Melvin Reijnoudt, billenmakker

Frieda Belinfante (1905?-1995) Frieda Belinfante was a Dutch Jewish woman who gained fame as a cellist and conductor, and as a member of the Dutch Resistance during the second world war. ... Bart Berman (Rotterdam, December 29, 1938) is a Dutch-Israeli pianist and composer, best known as an interpreter of Franz Schubert and 20th century music. ... Henriëtte Hilda Bosmans (6 December 1895 – 2 July 1952) was a Dutch composer. ... Julia Bertha Culp (October 6, 1880 - October 13, 1970), the Dutch nightingale, was an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano in the years 1901 - 1919. ... Lenny Kuhr (born February 22, 1950 in Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant) is a Dutch singer-songwriter. ... Leo Smit (1900-1943) was a Dutch composer, killed during the Nazi Holocaust. ...

Writers

includes some notable Jews mentioned in their works
See also List of Dutch Jewish writers and poets This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Jessica Durlacher (born in 1961) is a Dutch literary criticist and novelist. ... Annelies Marie Anne Frank ( ) (June 12, 1929 – early March 1945) was a German-born Jewish girl from the city of Frankfurt, who wrote a diary while in hiding with her family, the Van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer in Amsterdam during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War... Otto Frank Otto Heinrich Frank (May 12, 1889 – August 19, 1980) was the father of Anne Frank and Margot Frank. ... Peter van Pels (November 8, 1926 – c May 5, 1945), was a German Jewish refugee who hid with Anne Frank and seven other people in the Secret Annex on the Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands, and who died in the Mauthausen concentration camp. ... Hermann van Pels, July 1941 Hermann van Pels (31 March 1898–6 September 1944) was a German-Jewish refugee who hid with Anne Frank and her family during the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands, and who was killed in Auschwitz after they were betrayed to the Gestapo. ... Auguste van Pels, July 1941 Auguste van Pels (September 29, 1900 - May 8, 1945) was a German-Jewish refugee who hid with Anne Frank during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands, and who subsequently died in one of the many Nazi concentration camps. ... Edith Frank-Hollander Edith Frank-Holländer (January 16, 1900–January 6, 1945), was the mother of Anne Frank. ... Fritz Pfeffer, 1938 Friedrich Fritz Pfeffer (April 30, 1889 – December 20, 1944) was a German dentist and Jewish refugee who hid with Anne Frank during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands, and who perished in the Neuengamme concentration camp in Northern Germany. ... Margot Frank, May 1942 Margot Betti Frank (February 16, 1926 – late Feburary or early March, 1945) was the elder sister of Anne Frank, whose deportation order from the Gestapo hastened the Frank family into hiding, and who subsequently perished in Bergen-Belsen. ... Arnon Grunberg (born February 22, 1971 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch writer. ... Jacob Israël de Haan (31 December 1881-30 June 1924) was a Dutch Jewish lawyer, legal scholar, diplomat, journalist and poet. ... Ester Etty Hillesum (b. ... Harry Mulisch Harry Mulisch (born July 29, 1927) is a Dutch author. ... Leon de Winter (February 24, 1954) is a Dutch writer and columnist. ...

Artists

  • Jozef Israëls, painter
  • Isaac Israëls, painter
  • Monnickendam, painter
  • Max Bueno de Mesquita, painter
  • Mendes da Costa, sculptor

Josef Israëls (January 27, 1824 - August 12, 1911), Dutch painter, was born at Groningen, of Jewish parents. ...

Actors

  • Julia Levy-Boeken, actress (Dutch father, French mother)
  • Sarah Bernardt, actress

Business

  • Solomon de Medina, Army contractor
  • Van den Bergh family, founders of Unilever
  • Roel Abraham, obituaries Dutch Jewish Weekly (NIW)

Sir Solomon de Medina (1650-1720) was the first English Jew to be knighted. ...

Sports people

  • Carina Benninga, field hockey player, Olympic flag bearer
  • Tom Okker, tennis player (Jewish father)
  • Sjaak Swart, Ajax footballer (Jewish father)
  • Bennie Muller, Ajax footballer 60s (Jewish father)
  • Daniël de Ridder (1984 - ) Celta de Vigo footballer[6] (Jewish mother)
  • Stella Blits-Agsteribbe, gymnast[9]
  • Anna Dresden-Polak, gymnast[10]
  • Lea Kloot-Nordheim, gymnast[11]
  • Elka de Levie, gymnast[12]
  • Judikje Themans-Simons, gymnast[13]

Carina Marguerite Benninga (born on August 18, 1962 in Leiden) is a former Dutch field hockey player, who played 158 international matches for The Netherlands, in which she scored 25 goals. ... Tom Okker (born February 22, 1944), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman, is a former tennis player from the Netherlands. ... Sjaak Swart (born 30 July 1947) is a former Dutch footballer who played for Ajax Amsterdam and was part of their European Cup victories in 1971 and 1972. ... Daniël de Ridder (Hebrew: , born March 6, 1984) is a Dutch-Israeli footballer, who currently plays for Birmingham City. ... Real Club Celta de Vigo is a Spanish football team from Vigo in Galicia. ...

Portugal

Main article: List of Iberian Jews

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Spain

Main article: List of Iberian Jews

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Switzerland

Maurice Abravanel, (January 6, 1903 – September 22, 1993), was a Greek-born Swiss conductor. ... Jeffrey (Jeff) Alan Agoos (born May 2, 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland) is a former American soccer defender, and one of the all-time appearance leaders for the United States national team. ... Ernest Bloch with children This article is about the composer. ... Felix Bloch (October 23, 1905 – September 10, 1983) was a Swiss physicist, working mainly in the USA. // A stamp from Guyana commemorating Felix Bloch. ... Alain de Botton, (born 20 December 1969 in Zurich, Switzerland) is a writer. ... The Brunswick Corporation NYSE: BC, formerly known as the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company, is a United States-based corporation that has been involved in manufacturing a wide variety of products since 1845. ... Albert Cohen (August 16, 1895 - October 7, 1981) was a Greek-born Jewish Swiss novelist who wrote in French. ... Arthur Cohn (born February 4, 1927 in Basel, Switzerland) is a film producer who received several Oscars for his films. ... Ruth Dreifuss (born January 9, 1940 in St. ... Celanese is a large American chemical company. ... Al Dubin (June 10, 1891 - February 11, 1945) was a Swiss-born lyricist. ... Jean Dunand (1877-1942) was a Swiss lacquer, sculptor, dinandier and interior designer Hes considered the greatest lacquer of ther Art Deco period. ... “Einstein” redirects here. ... Dr Edmond H. Fischer (born April 6, 1920) is a Swiss-American biochemist. ... Robert Franks noted book, The Americans (1958) Robert Frank (born November 9, 1924), born in Zürich, Switzerland, is an important figure in American photography and film. ... Meyer Guggenheim (February 1, 1828 - March 15, 1905) was the patriarch of what became known as the Guggenheim family. ... Mathilde Krim, Ph. ... Dani Levy (born November 17, 1957 in Basel, Switzerland) is a film maker, theatrical director director and actor. ... Méret Oppenheim (1913–1985) was a German-born Swiss Dada and Surrealist artist, and photographer. ... Portrait of Mlle Rachel by William Etty, 1840s Rachel (18 February 1821 - 4 January 1858) was a French Jewish actress who was considered the greatest of her time. ... Tadeus Reichstein (July 20, 1897 - August 1, 1996) was a Polish Nobel Prize-winning chemist. ... Edmond Jacob Safra (August 6, 1932, Beirut, Lebanon - December 3, 1999, Monaco) was a Brazilian-naturalized, Jewish Lebanese banker who was born in Beirut. ... Jean Starobinski (born in 1920 in Geneva, Switzerland) is a Swiss literary critic. ... Sigismond Thalberg Sigismond Thalberg[1] (Pâquis near Geneva, Switzerland, January 8, 1812 – Posillipo near Naples, Italy, April 27, 1871) was a composer and one of the most prominent virtuoso pianists of the 19th century. ... Regina Ullmann, born May 15, 1896 in St. ... Charles Weissmann (born 14 October 1931, Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian-born Swiss molecular biologist. ... Own and control Chanel, founded by grandfather Pierre Wertheimer. ... Gerard Wertheimer and Alain Wertheimer own and control Chanel, founded by his grandfather Pierre Wertheimer. ... The House of Chanel, more commonly known as Chanel, is a Parisian fashion house in France founded by Coco Chanel (b. ...

United Kingdom

List of British Jews is a list that includes Jewish people from the United Kingdom and its predecessor states. ... The earliest date at which Jews arrived in Scotland is not known. ...

Notes

^ Of the 12 members of the 1928 Olympics Dutch Women's Gymnastics Team – the first ever women's gymnastics gold medalists – 5 were Jewish. All but Levie were murdered in the Holocaust. The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, were held in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... “Shoah” redirects here. ...


See also

This page is a list of Jews. ... This is a list of notable people who either: are or were Belgian citizens during at least one period of their life, were born in Belgium or in the provinces of present-day Belgium, but who were not or are not Belgian citizens (either because Belgium did not exist at... This is a list of Dutch people who are famous and/or have an article: // Main article: List of Dutch architects Jaap Bakema (1914-1981), architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1856-1934), architect Jo van den Broek (1898-1978), architect Pierre Cuypers (1827-1921), architect Willem Marinus Dudok (1884-1974), architect... This is a list of famous Irish people. ... This is a list of Luxemburgeois (people from Luxembourg). ... This is a list of famous Swiss and notable people from or resident in Switzerland and cantons forming present-day Switzerland. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v410/n6825/full/410164a0.html Obituary in Nature] "A member of a wealthy Italian Jewish family" Accessed 24 Nov 2006.
  2. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "an Italian Jew"
  3. ^ The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd ed 2001), art. Obadiah the Proselyte
  4. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born Umberto Wolff in Milan of Jewish parentage"
  5. ^ Jewish Chronicle, March 16, 2007 p.36: "Nancy Dell'Olio is the ultimate Jewish princess"
  6. ^ [1] de Ridder - "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."
  7. ^ Fleishman, Jeffrey. "A farcical attack on Hitler taboos", The Los Angeles Times, 2006-12-17. Retrieved on 2006-12-17. 
The Dictionary of National Biography (or DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history. ... The Dictionary of National Biography (or DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history. ... The Jewish Telegraph is a Jewish Newspaper in Britain. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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