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Rotarians 16 aug 2020

Maintenance of the grounds by Rotarians

Sunday August 16 2020; Rotarians from Rotary The Hague-Kijkduin reinforced by volunteer Haagse Hofdame gardeners cleared the grounds from stinging nettle roots and large numbers of seedlings threatening to overgrow gravestones.
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Board on 16-6-2020

Changes in the Board

On June 16, 2020, Michiel Hes has left the Board of the Foundation after almost twelve years as treasurer, Paul van Hecking Colenbrander has entered the Board as the new treasurer and Arjan Hamburger has reinforced the Board as board member.

On the picture: the Board assembled on June 16 in the pre burial house on the Jewish cemetery, from left to right, seated: Michiel Hes and Michiel van Haersma Buma; standing: Rob Gmelig Meijling, Bert Dreese, Peter van Raalte, Paul van Hecking Colenbrander and Arjan Hamburger.
Not on the picture: Rebecca van Leeuwen.        

B. Obama meets

The Queen of Carbon Science and the grave of her The Hague grandmother

President Barak Obama greets Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus, third from right, and Dr. Burton Richter, right, May 7, 2012. By Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
In 2012, President Barak Obama announced that Burton Richter was a co-recipient of the Enrico Fermi Award, along with Mildred Dresselhaus.

The American MIT professor emerita Mildred Dresselhaus-Spiewak (Malka Sjeindel) discovered the grave of her grandmother Sjeindel Teichtheil in the Register on our website.
And so Mildred Dresselhaus travelled to Holland, shortly before her demise, accompanied by her granddaughter and was able to visit her grandmother’s grave on this cemetary.

The gravestone of Sjeindel Teichtheil

The gravestone of Sjeindel Teichtheil

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Trauma Heli

Due to an emergency near the Peace Palace, a trauma helicopter was spotted on the cemetery.

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The Mayor visiting

On November 1, 2018 the Mayor of The Hague, mrs. Pauline Krikke, (on the photo the second person on the left) visited the cemetary and was given a guided tour by Members of the Board.

Gravestones Jewish cemetery The Hague

On August 10, 2015 the cemetery was visited by two researchers of the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam. Subject of their visit was the graves of the direct descendants of Don Francisco Lopes Suasso, the second Baron d’Avernas le Gras (approx 1657 – 22 April 1710)…
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