Jules Schelvis

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Jules Schelvis
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Jules Schelvis in 2006
Born(1921-01-07)7 January 1921
Died3 April 2016(2016-04-03) (aged 95)
NationalityDutch
OccupationHistorian, author
Nazi hunter
Spouse(s)
Rachel Borzykowski
(m. 1940; her death 1943)

Jules Schelvis (7 January 1921 – 3 April 2016) was a Dutch historian, writer, Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter. He lost his wife and most of his family during The Holocaust. Schelvis was a plaintiff and expert witness during the trial of John Demjanjuk.[1][2]

Notable works[change | change source]

  • Sobibor : a history of a Nazi death camp (Original Dutch title: Vernietigingskamp Sobibor), 1993, Amsterdam: Bataafsche Leeuw. ISBN 978 90 6707 629 6
  • Binnen de poorten, 1995, Amsterdam: Bataafsche Leeuw. ISBN 978 90 6707 369 1
  • Sobibor. Transportlijsten, 2001, Amsterdam: Bataafsche Leeuw. ISBN 90 6707 516 7

References[change | change source]

  1. (Dutch) Sobibor Interviews - Jules Schelvis Sobiborinterviews.nl
  2. Obituary in the New York Times, 4 April 2016