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KOENEN, HENDRIK JACOB:

Dutch historian of the Jews; born at Amsterdam Jan. 11, 1809; died at Buitenrust, near Haarlem, Oct. 13, 1874. He was educated for the bar, and received his degree of doctor of law in 1831. For many years he was a member of the common council of his native town and of the provincial states of North Holland. He was the author of many works on history. His "Geschiedenis der Joden in Nederland" was awarded a prize, and was published by the Prov. Utrechtsch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, Utrecht, 1843. It is the first history of the Jews in Holland, and in it many hitherto unknown historical sources are cited.

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