Jewish History

Historical Events

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  • 0539-10-29 BC King Cyrus "the Great" of Persia marches into Babylon, freeing Jewish captives and allowing them to return home
  • 0065-06-08 Jews revolt against Rome, capturing fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem

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0070-08-10 Second Temple in Jerusalem set on fire by Roman army under Titus during the capture of the city (approx)

Roman Emperor Titus
Roman Emperor
  • 0073-04-16 Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.

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0335-10-21 Roman Emperor Constantine the Great rules laws against Jews

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 0415-10-17 Jewish autonomy in Palestine ended by the Romans and Raban Gamliel forced from office
  • 0418-03-10 Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire
  • 0694-11-09 Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Muslims/sentenced to slavery
  • 1096-05-18 Crusaders massacre Jews of Worms
  • 1096-06-25 1st Crusade slaughter Jews of Werelinghofen Germany
  • 1099-07-16 Crusaders herd Jews of Jerusalem into a synagogue & set it afire
  • 1130-02-14 Jewish Cardinal Pietro Pierleone elected as anti-pope Anacletus II
  • 1147-03-26 Jewish community in Cologne fasts to commemorate anti-Jewish violence

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1189-09-03 Richard the Lionheart is crowned in Westminster. 30 Jews are massacred after the coronation - Richard ordered the perpetrators be executed

  • 1190-03-16 York Progrom: Jews living in York, England, besieged in Clifford's Tower and massacred or commit sucide rather than submit to baptism
  • 1190-03-17 Crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England
  • 1190-03-18 Crusaders kill 57 Jews in Bury St Edmunds, England
  • 1205-07-15 Pope Innocent III states Jews are doomed to perpetual servitudea and subjugation due to crucifixion of Jesus
  • 1210-11-01 King John of England begins imprisoning Jews
  • 1235-01-02 Emperor Joseph II orders Jews of Galicia Austria to adopt family names
  • 1241-05-25 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 1250-04-15 Pope Innoncent III refuses Jews of Cordova, Spain, request to build a synagogue
  • 1253-07-23 Jews are expelled from Vienne France by order of Pope Innocent IV
  • 1264-08-05 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Arnstadt Germany
  • 1264-09-08 The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.
  • 1267-02-09 Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps
  • 1267-05-10 Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb
  • 1267-09-01 Rabbi Moses Ben Nachman establishes a Jewish community in Jerusalem
  • 1269-06-19 King Louis IX of France decrees all Jews must wear a badge of shame
  • 1275-05-23 King Edward I of England orders cessation of persecution of French Jews
  • 1278-05-10 Jews of England imprisoned on charges of coining
  • 1278-11-17 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins
  • 1285-10-12 180 Jews refuse baptism in Munich Germany and are set on fire
  • 1288-04-24 Jews of Troyes France are accused of ritual murder
  • 1290-07-12 Jews are expelled from England by order of King Edward I
  • 1290-07-18 King Edward I of England orders expulsion of Jews
  • 1290-10-09 Last of 16,000 English Jews expelled by King Edward I, leaves
  • 1294-06-30 Jews are expelled from Berne, Switzerland
  • 1298-06-24 Rindfleisch Persecutions - Jews of Ifhauben, Austria massacred
  • 1298-06-25 Rindfleisch Persecutions-250 Jews killed in Rothenburg Germany
  • 1298-07-23 Rindfleisch ("Beef") Persecutions - Jewish community in Wurzburg Germany massacred
  • 1298-10-19 Rindfleisch-140 Jews of Heilbron Germany are murdered
  • 1306-07-22 King Phillip the Fair, orders expulsion of Jews out of France
  • 1321-08-21 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake
  • 1322-06-24 Jews are expelled from France for 3rd time
  • 1348-07-06 Papal bull of Pope Clement VI issued during the Black Death stating Jews not to blame and urging their protection
  • 1348-09-21 Jews in Zurich, Switzerland, are accused of poisoning wells
  • 1348-11-15 Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
  • 1349-01-09 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses
  • 1349-01-30 Jews of Freilsburg Germany are massacred
  • 1349-02-13 Jews are expelled from Burgsordf, Switzerland
  • 1349-02-22 Jews are expelled from Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1349-03-21 3,000 Jews killed in Black Death riots in Efurt, Germany
  • 1349-03-22 Townspeople of Fulda, Germany massacre Jews, blaming them for the Black Death
  • 1349-04-30 Jewish community at Radolszell, Germany, exterminated
  • 1349-05-28 60 Jews murdered in Breslau Silesia
  • 1349-08-24 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz
  • 1349-08-24 Jews of Cologne Germany set themselves on fire to avoid baptism
  • 1349-09-10 Jews who survived a massacre in Constance Germany are burned to death
  • 1349-09-29 People of Krems Austria accuse Jews of poisoning wells
  • 1349-11-01 Duke of Brabant orders execution of all Jews in Brussels, accusing them of poisoning the wells
  • 1349-11-29 Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred
  • 1349-12-05 500 Jews of Nuremberg massacred during Black Death riots
  • 1350-03-12 Orvieto city says it will behead & burn Jewish-Christian couples
  • 1355-05-07 1,200 Jews of Toledo Spain killed by Count Henry of Trastamara
  • 1357-11-25 Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace
  • 1360-07-25 Jews are expelled from Breslau, Silesia
  • 1370-05-22 Jews are expelled/massacred from Brussels, Belgium
  • 1391-03-15 Jew-hating Monk in Seville Spain stirs up people to attack Jews
  • 1391-06-04 Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds & sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery
  • 1391-06-06 Inhabitants of Seville, Spain, massacres 5,000 Jews
  • 1391-08-05 Castilian sailors fire attack Jewish ghetto of Barcelona, 100's killed
  • 1391-08-24 Jews of Palma Majorca massacred
  • 1394-09-17 Jews are expelled from France by order of King Charles VI
  • 1394-11-03 Jews are expelled from France by Charles VI
  • 1407-10-26 Mobs attack Jewish community of Kraków
  • 1420-05-23 Jews of Syria & Austria expelled
  • 1421-05-11 Jews are expelled from Styria Austria
  • 1421-05-23 Jews of Austria imprisoned & expelled

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1424-12-06 Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews

  • 1427-05-10 Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland
  • 1428-02-05 King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons
  • 1430-01-01 Jews of Sicily are no longer required to attend conversionist services
  • 1430-05-05 Jews are expelled from Speyer, Germany
  • 1430-10-03 Jews are expelled from Eger Bohemia
  • 1450-10-05 Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by order of Ludwig IX
  • 1451-09-21 Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge
  • 1453-07-04 41 Jewish martyrs burned at stake at Breslau
  • 1454-08-22 Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus
  • 1479-12-12 Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III
  • 1482-01-26 "Pentateuch" the Jewish Bible is 1st printed as a book in Bologna, Italy
  • 1490-03-23 1st dated edition of Maimonides "Mishneh Torah", a code of Jewish religious law is published
  • 1491-11-16 An auto de fe, held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the public execution of several Jewish and converso suspects.
  • 1492-03-31 Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Aragon issue the Alhambra Decree which expels Jews from their Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon
  • 1492-04-30 Spain announces it will expel all Jews
  • 1492-10-24 24 Jews are burned at the stake in Mecklenburg, Germany
  • 1492-11-15 In La Guardia, Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of ritual murder
  • 1492-12-31 100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily
  • 1493-01-12 Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily
  • 1496-03-09 Jews are expelled from Carintha, Austria

Famous Birthdays

  • 1239-06-17 Edward I, King of England (1272-1307) subdued Wales, expelled Jews from England
  • 1452-03-10 Ferdinand II, the Catholic, King of Aragon/Sicily (expelled Jews)
  • 1626-08-01 Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement
  • 1800-08-22 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (d. 1865)
  • 1810-05-24 Abraham Geiger, theologian/author/leader of Reform Judaism
  • 1812-06-21 Moses Hess, Jewish socialist and nationalist (d. 1875)
  • 1813-07-26 Isaac Baumann, Kassel Hesse, Germany, a Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • 1823-06-26 Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer
  • 1836-01-02 Mendele Moykher Sforim, Jewish writer (d. 1917)
  • 1847-12-07 Solomon Schechter, US Talmudic scholar/Jewish leader

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1849-07-22 Emma Lazarus, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), born in New York City

  • 1849-09-03 Sarah Orne Jewett, Maine, author (Country of the Pointed Firs)
  • 1852-08-08 Barend Barendse, actor/director (Wandering Jew)
  • 1859-10-09 Alfred Dreyfus, accused Jewish French officer (Dreyfus Affair)
  • 1864-02-14 Israel Zangwill, England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto)
  • 1864-04-21 Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian (Ancient Judaism)
  • 1873-01-09 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, born in Radi, Volhynia, (d. 1934)
  • 1873-03-10 Jakob Wassermann, Germany, novelist (My Life as German & Jew)
  • 1873-05-23 Leo Baeck, rabbi/president (World Union for Progressive Judaism)
  • 1881-12-31 Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pipelines, Jewish Song)
  • 1882-12-31 David Cohen, Dutch historian and chairman of the Jewish Council
  • 1885-03-22 Aryeh Levin [Reb Aryeh], Orthodox Jewish rabbi (d. 1969)
  • 1886-01-26 Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist/MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
  • 1890-03-16 Solomon Mikhoels, Soviet actor and chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (d. 1948)
  • 1892-09-24 Sam[uel] de Vries, actor (Wandering Jew)
  • 1893-09-17 Abel J Herzberg, Russ/Dutch writer (Persecution of Jews)

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1897-02-06 Louis Buchalter, Jewish American mobster (Murder, Inc.), born in NYC, New York

  • 1899-01-22 Guido Kisch, Czech/German/US historian (Jews in medieval Germany)
  • 1900-05-05 Charles Jewtraw, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1901-12-01 Ilona Feher, Hungarian-Jewish violinist (d. 1988)
  • 1902-04-14 Menachem A Schneerson, rebee (head of Lubavitcher Jews)
  • 1903-03-25 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)
  • 1903-12-13 Jewgeni Petrow, writer
  • 1905-07-23 Erich Itor Kahn, Rimbach, Odenwald, German composer of Jewish descent
  • 1905-12-24 Anna "Ans" van Dike ("the Young"), Jewish nazi collaborator
  • 1906-03-20 Abraham Beame, (Mayor-D-NYC), NYC's 1st Jewish mayor
  • 1907-01-11 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Jewish American rabbi and theologian (d. 1972), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1908-06-12 Max Tailleur, adjudant to Prince Bernhard/Jewish humorist
  • 1909-02-14 A Moses Klein, poet (Hath Not a Jew...), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1909-05-11 René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), born in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne (d. 1993)
  • 1909-08-19 Jerzy Andrzejewski, Polish writer (Ashes & Diamonds), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)
  • 1910-02-28 Roman Maciejewski, composer
  • 1910-03-27 Rudi Ball, Germany, Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • 1912-08-04 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved 10,000s of Jews)
  • 1912-11-28 Heinz Galinski, President (Central council for Jews in Germany)
  • 1915-12-13 Yitzhak Zuckerman [Itzhak Zuckerman], Vilnius, Lithuania, Jewish resistance hero in World War II and one of the few survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • 1917-04-16 Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1917-05-01 Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, born in Khislavichi, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1920-03-05 José Aboulker, Jewish Communist
  • 1921-06-09 Arthur Hertzberg, American Jewish scholar (d. 2006)
  • 1922-02-01 Bogumil Witalis Andrzejewski, professor of Cushtic Languages
  • 1924-07-16 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1924-09-11 Rudolf Vrba, Jewish Canadian professor, Holocaust survivor (d. 2006)
  • 1926-07-21 Norman Jewison, director (Moonstruck, ...and Justice For All)

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1929-06-12 Anne Frank, Dutch diarist and Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1945)

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1932-08-01 Meir Kahane, American founder of the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)
  • 1933-05-24 Aharon Lichtenstein, Orthodox Jewish rabbi
  • 1933-09-28 Madeleine M Kunin, Switzerland (Gov-D-Vt), 1st Jewish gov of Vermont
  • 1934-08-16 Ed van Thijn, (Jewish) Dutch foreign min/mayor (Amsterdam, 1983-94)
  • 1936-01-11 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish-American sculptor. , born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1940-09-28 George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)
  • 1940-11-06 Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service
  • 1944-10-31 Kinky Friedman, Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy)
  • 1945-06-21 Adam Zagajewski, Polish philosopher, poet
  • 1946-07-27 Toktar Ongarbajewitch Aubakirov, Kazakhstan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
  • 1948-11-10 Mario Viegas, actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy, Funeral of Patrao)
  • 1951-04-16 Mordechai Ben David, Jewish singer
  • 1953-01-10 Pat Benatar, [Andrezejewski], American singer (Hell Is for Children), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-04-03 Craig Taubman, Jewish singer
  • 1959-03-22 Avraham Fried, Orthodox Jewish Musician
  • 1967-08-27 Bob Nastanovich, American musician (Pavement, Silver Jews)
  • 1970-08-28 Rick Recht, Jewish singer
  • 1976-06-07 Necro, Jewish American rapper
  • 1979-06-30 Matisyahu, Hasidic Jewish Reggae singer
  • 1980-02-26 Gary Majewski, Major League Baseball player

Famous Weddings

  • 1860-11-11 1st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina

HeartWedding of Interest

1936-02-02 Physicist Emilio G. Segrè (31) weds jewish woman Elfriede Spiro at the Great Synagogue of Rome in Italy

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè

HeartWedding of Interest

1938-06-25 Economist Milton Friedman (25) weds Rose Friedman at the Jewish Seminary in New York City

Economist Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman
  • 1977-12-21 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter "Glengarry Glen Ross" David Mamet marries 1st wife actress Lindsay Crouse
  • 1991-09-22 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter David Mamet marries 2nd wife, English actress Rebecca Pidgeon
  • 2000-06-28 Business magnate Ron Perelman (69) weds actress Ellen Barkin (46) in a traditional Jewish ceremony at an upper East Side synagogue

HeartWedding of Interest

2001-02-10 Singer-comedian Weird Al Yankovic (41) weds Suzanne Krajewski

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 2003-06-28 Colombian American actor John Leguizamo (42) weds estate planner Justine Maurer (35) on a Catholic-Jewish ceremony in New York
  • 2012-04-08 American actress and television host Ricki Lake (42) weds jewerly designer Christian Evans in a secret ceremony at Southern California

Famous Deaths

  • 1105-07-13 Rashi, [Rabbi Shlomo Yitzaki], Jewish intellectual, dies
  • 1138-01-25 Anacletus II, [Pietro Pierleone], Jewish anti-pope (1130-38), dies
  • 1189-09-03 Jacob of Orleans, Rabbi, killed in anti Jewish riot in London England
  • 1204-12-13 Maimonides, Jewish philosopher/talmudic scholar, dies in Cairo at 69
  • 1291-03-05 Sa'ad al'Da'ulah, Jewish grand vizier of Persia, assassinated
  • 1553-09-04 Cornelia da Nomatalcino, monk converted to Judaism, burned at stake
  • 1583-02-09 Jeseph Sanalbo, Jewish convert in Rome, burned at stake
  • 1596-12-08 Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico
  • 1609-08-22 Maharal of Prague, Jewish mystic and philosopher (b. 1525)
  • 1619-08-15 Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Kraków, dies
  • 1632-12-20 Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed
  • 1675-08-16 Bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies
  • 1676-09-17 Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (b. 1626)
  • 1738-07-15 Alexander Voznitsyn, Rus Naval officer converted to Judaism, executed
  • 1738-07-15 Baruch Leibov, converted Russian Naval officer to Judaism, executed
  • 1776-07-01 Francis Salvador, 1st Jew to die in American Revolutionary War
  • 1786-01-04 Mozes Mendelssohn, German Jewish enlightenment philosopher (Haksalah), dies at 56
  • 1865-09-30 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (b. 1800)
  • 1881-07-19 Isaac Baumann, a Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa, dies at 67
  • 1883-09-03 Iwan Turgenjew, writer, dies at 64
  • 1886-10-10 David L Yule, 1st Jewish US senator, dies
  • 1891-05-26 Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer, dies at 67
  • 1909-04-09 Helena Modrzejewska, Polish-American actress (b. 1840)
  • 1909-06-24 Sarah Orne Jewett, American writer (b. 1849)
  • 1912-11-28 Heinz Galinski, chairman (Central Council for Jews in Germany), dies
  • 1915-08-15 Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, Jew convicted of murder, lynched
  • 1934-07-04 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, dies at 61
  • 1937-03-06 Frank Vosper, actor/writer (Jew Suss), dies at 37
  • 1940-12-05 Mordechai Frizis, Jewish Greek military officer (b. 1893)
  • 1941-08-31 Marian Zwetajewa, writer, dies
  • 1941-10-05 Louis D Brandeis, 1st Jewish Supreme Court Judge (1916-39), dies at 84
  • 1943-06-01 Wilfrid B. Israel, Jewish activist
  • 1943-08-01 Ismar Elbogen, German/US learned/rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68
  • 1943-10-10 Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist gassed at Auschwitz aged 26
  • 1944-11-06 Hannah Senesh, Jewish poetess, executed by Nazis in Budapest
  • 1945-05-05 Peter Van Pels, Jewish Refugee (b. 1926)
  • 1947-02-05 Ganzefles, Dutch nazi spy/Jews hunter, executed
  • 1947-07-17 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved thousands of Jews), dies at 34
  • 1948-01-14 Anna "Ans" van Dike, Dutch Jewish Nazi-collaborator, executed at 42
  • 1950-01-08 Joseph Issac Shneerson, Jewish Lubavitch Chabal leader, dies
  • 1952-08-21 Isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies
  • 1955-01-17 Joannes A Veraart, Dut judge/MP, (Jews in Neth), dies at 68
  • 1956-11-02 Leo Baeck, President of World Union for Progressive Judaism, dies at 83
  • 1967-09-03 David Cohen, historian and chairman of the Jewish Council, dies at 84
  • 1968-12-01 Dario Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer (b. 1921)
  • 1969-03-28 Aryeh Levin [Reb Aryeh], Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84
  • 1970-02-17 Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Jewish novelist (Nobel 1966), dies at 81
  • 1970-05-29 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish American sculptor dies of a brain tumour aged 34
  • 1971-06-30 Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)
  • 1972-01-07 John Berryman, US poet (Imaginary Jew), dies
  • 1972-12-23 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-born Jewish American rabbi and theologian dies in New York aged 65
  • 1981-01-01 Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920)
  • 1981-06-17 Yitzhak Zuckerman [Itzhak Zuckerman], Jewish resistance hero in World War II and one of the few survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, dies at 65
  • 1983-04-19 Jerzy Andrzejewski, Polish writer (Ashes & Diamonds), dies at 73
  • 1983-04-20 Jerzy Andrezjewski, writer, dies
  • 1983-11-08 Mordecai Kaplan, Rabbi, founded Reconstructionist Judaism (b. 1881)
  • 1984-07-17 J Delos Jewkes, singer/actor (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 89
  • 1989-10-03 Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered
  • 1990-02-27 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (b. 1903)
  • 1990-10-05 Meir Kahane, founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated at 58
  • 1990-10-12 Max Tailleur, adjunct prince Bernhard/Jewish humorist, dies
  • 1992-06-30 Nico Booken, director (Jewish Labor Social), dies
  • 1992-07-03 Marc Tannenbaum, rabbi (only Jew to attend Vatican II), dies at 66
  • 1992-07-19 Heinz Galinski, Pres (Central council for Jews in Germany), dies at 79
  • 1992-08-15 Giorgio Perlasca, Italian anti-fascist (saved 5,200 Jews), dies
  • 1993-06-08 René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), dies at 84
  • 1995-03-08 Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader (Jewish Aid Fund), dies at 83
  • 1996-04-01 Mario Viegas, actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy), dies at 47
  • 2001-10-04 Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84
  • 2006-04-19 Zola Levitt, Messianic Jewish preacher (b. 1938)
  • 2007-04-16 Liviu Librescu, American Jewish-Romanian professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (b. 1930)
  • 2008-10-07 Leslie Hardman, Jewish Orthodox rabbi (b. 1913)
  • 2010-01-05 Murray Saltzman, Reform Jewish rabbi and civil rights leader (b. 1929)