Sarah de Groot


Remarkable graves (including the year of burial – for the Jewish year add 3760 or 3761 to the Christian year):

1 Ziskind Pos (Alexander Polak), founder of the cemetery, oldest, first, High German grave, 1697
2 Beile Pos, wife of Ziskind Pos, 1700
3 Jozef Israël Mello, lead singer, second grave, first Portugese grave, 1699
4 Tsadik Cohen Belinfante, important rabbi, 1786
5 Arje Leib Löwenstam, rabbi of Amsterdam, son of rabbi Saul Löwenstam, ‘Saul Amsterdammer’
6 Dina Halevi, poet, wife of rabbi Saul Halevi, daughter of the rabbi from Amsterdam, Arje Leib Löwenstam
7 Saul Halevi, ‘Hager Rav’, head rabbi of The Hague, famous learned rabbi, 1785. Many visit the.grave yearly on 25 Iyar, the day of his passing away; a dedicated candle box marks the grave. Tombstone spectacularly overgrown by oak tree number 3
8 M. Lehren, well known rabbi in Den Haag, 1815
9 Jacques Levi Lassen, well known merchant from Den Haag, and his sister Pauline Levi Lassen, 1962 / 1958
10 Mr. Carel Asser, important lawyer, 1836
11 Jozef Asjer Lehmans, head rabbi of Den Haag, 1842
12 Sjalom Zurkann, provider premises Jewish home for the elderly Newé Sjalom, Den Haag, 1846
13 Mr. Lodewijk Asser, judge and member Provinciale Staten, 1850
14 Prof.Mr.Dr. Jacques Oppenheim, member Raad van State, 1925
15 D.S. van Zuiden, writer of history of Jewish Den Haag, 1941
16 Mr. M.H. Godefroi, first Jewish departmental minister in The Nederlands, 1882/ 5642
17 Tobias Tal, head rabbi of Arnhem and Den Haag, 1898
18 Jozef Israëls, famous painter Haagse School, 1911 / 5671
19 S.L. Verveer, painter, 1876
20 Jacob van Jacob Ferares, Sefardic head rabbi Portugees Israëlitische Gemeente of Den Haag, 1884
21 Prof.Mr. David Simons, important law professor, 2000




P&HD oldest segment
Portuguese & High German
P Portuguese segment (Sefardic)
HD High German segment (Asjkenazim)
HO oldest HD segment
w former janitor’s house
G glass sign
M Pre burial house & Memorial

However the large majority of the people buried on this cemetery have a grave without a gravestone:

  • Men and women from the poor Jewish neighbourhoods in The Hague, peddlers, small butchers, shopkeepers, beggars and many, many children
  • Jewish deceased during the German occupation buried secretely on this cemetery