List of Romanian Jews

List of Romanian Jews

This is a list of Romanian Jews who are or were Jewish or of Jewish ancestry.

Academics

* Aaron Aaronsohn, botanist
* J. J. Benjamin, historian
* Nicolae Cajal, virologist and Jewish community leader
* Ştefan Cazimir, literary critic
* Constantin Dobrogeanu-Gherea, sociologist and Marxist theorist
* Lazăr Edeleanu, chemist
* David Emmanuel, mathematician
* Zicman Feider, biologist, acarologist ["Contribution of the Romanian Jews to Culture and Civilisation", Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania, Hasefer Press, Bucharest, 2004, ISBN 973-630-067-6]
* Herman Finer, political scientist [ [http://www.grazian-archive.com/autobiography/student/STUS12.htm] "Mr. Herman Finer, an Englishman, Jewish"; born Jassy, Roumania (Who was Who)]
* Moses Gaster, chakham, Hebrew linguist
* Alexandru Graur, linguist
* Lucien Goldmann [philosopher, critic, sociologist]
* Joseph M. Juran, industrial engineer
* Ernest Klein, linguist
* Peter George Oliver Freund, physicist
* Liviu Librescu, physicist ["Jewish Chronicle", Apr 20 2007 p.3]
* Mario Livio, astrophysicist
* George Lusztig, mathematician
* Edward Luttwak, economist and historian
* Solomon Marcus, mathematician
* Meinhard E. Mayer, physicist
* Serge Moscovici, social psychologist
* Victor Neumann, historian and political analyst
* Andrei Oişteanu, historian and anthropologist
* Zigu Ornea, literary critic
* Julius Popper, explorer
* Simion Sanielevici, mathematician
* Iosif Sava, musicologist and television host
* Alice Săvulescu, botanist
* Isaac Jacob Schoenberg, mathematician
* Itic Şvarţ-Kara, historian, literary and theater critic
* Heimann Hariton Tiktin, linguist
* Vladimir Tismăneanu, historian and political analyst
* David Wechsler, psychologist

Artists

* Avigdor Arikha, painter
* Victor Brauner, painter and photographer
* Sorel Etrog, sculptor
* André François, painter and graphic artist (Jewish father)
* Idel Ianchelevici, sculptor
* Marcel Iancu, architect and painter
* Iosif Iser, painter
* Isidore Isou, Letterist
* Barbu Iscovescu, painter
* M. H. Maxy, painter
* Jules Perahim, painter (surrealist) and graphic artist
* Constantin Daniel Rosenthal, painter
* Reuven Rubin, painter
* Lola Schmierer-Roth, painter
* Arthur Segal, painter
* Daniel Spoerri, assemblage artist and author(Jewish father)
* Saul Steinberg, cartoonist
* Nicolae Vermont, painter and graphic artist

Business people

* Max Auschnitt, financier
* Mauriciu Blank, financier
**Aristide Blank, financier and activist
* Emil Calmanovici, financier and communist activist
* Jacques Elias, banker, landowner, manufacturer
* Hillel Manoah, banker
* Iosif Samitca, publisher
** Ralian Samitca, publisher
** Ignat Samitca, publisher

Film and stage figures

* Israil Bercovici, playwright
* Christian Calson, director/writer
* I.A.L. Diamond, screenwriter
* Abraham Goldfaden,founder of Yiddish-language theater
* John Houseman, actor (Jewish father)
* Marin Karmitz, director, producer
* Elina Löwensohn, actress
* Sigmund Mogulesko
*Maia Morgenstern (1962 - ) film and stage actress [http://new.jewish-theatre.com/visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=1529]
* Bernard Natan, film producer
* Ovitz family, circus actors and traveling musicians
* Edward G. Robinson, actor
* Abba Schoengold [Jacob Adler, "A Life on the Stage: A Memoir", translated and with commentary by Lulla Rosenfeld, Knopf, New York, 1999, ISBN 0-679-41351-0. 68, 125, 203, 221]
* Iulian Schwartz, actor and scholar
* Simcha Schwartz, theater director and critic
* Dumitru Solomon, playwright
* Jacob Sternberg, director

Musicians

* Bill Averbach, composer, klezmer musician
* Moshe Bazian, cantor
* Miriam Fried, violinist
* Alma Gluck, soprano
* Clara Haskil, pianist
* Philip Herschkowitz, music theorist and composer
* Mandru Katz, pianist
* Yoel Levi, conductor
* György Ligeti, composer
* Radu Lupu, pianist
* Silvia Marcovici, violinist
* Joseph Moskowitz, klezmer musician
* Moishe Oysher, cantor and singer
* Arnold Rosé, violinist
* Lya Stern, violinist, teacher
* Richard Stein, light music composer (Sanie cu zurgalai)

Political figures

* Martin Abern, Trotskyist activist
* Radu F. Alexandru, politician
* Colette Avital, politician
* Olga Bancic, communist activist
* Silviu Brucan, communist politician and dissident
* Simion Bughici, communist politician
* Iosif Chişinevschi, communist politician
* Alexandru Dobrogeanu-Gherea, communist activist
* David Fabian, communist activist
* Max Goldstein, communist activist
* Remus Koffler, communist activist
* David Korner, Trotskyist activist
* Alex Kozinski, judge
* Serge Klarsfeld, anti-Nazi activist
* Samuel Leibowitz, attorney
* Karpel Lippe, Zionist activist
* Vasile Luca, communist politician
* Gheorghe Gaston Marin, communist politician
* Nati Meir, politician
* Alexandru Nicolschi, communist politician
* Saul Ozias, communist politician
* Ana Pauker, communist politician
* Marcel Pauker, communist politician
* Mircea Răceanu, diplomat and dissident (Jewish father)
* Leonte Răutu, communist politician
* Mihail Roller, communist politician
* Valter Roman, communist politician
** Petre Roman, politician (Jewish father)
* Solomon Tinkelman, communist activist
* Leonte Tismăneanu, communist politician
* Sorin Toma, communist activist
* Ghizela Vass, communist activist
* Belu Zilber, communist activist

Religious figures

* Ernest Klein, rabbi
* Moses Rosen, rabbi
* Moses Josef Rubin, rabbi
* Alexandru Şafran, rabbi
* Meir Shapiro, rabbi
* Nicolae Steinhardt, Christian Orthodox priest (Jewish father)
* Richard Wurmbrand, minister of religion

portspeople

* Abraham Baratz, chess player
* Ernie Grunfeld, basketball player
* Leon Rotman, canoeist
* Angelica Rozeanu, table tennis player
* Andre Spitzer, fencing master and coach
* Alexandru Tyroler, chess player
* Bernardo Wexler, chess player
* Kevin Youkilis, first baseman for the Boston Red Sox
* Victor Zilberman, boxer

Writers

* Iuliu Barasch, physician and writer
* Max (Marcel) Blecher, writer
* Srul Bronshtein, poet
* Nina Cassian, poet
* Paul Celan, poet
* Andrei Codrescu, poet and essayist
* Vladimir Colin, short story writer and novelist
* Radu Cosaşu, short story writer and journalist
* Emil Dorian, poet and writer
* Virgil Duda, writer,and journalist
* Bluma Finkelstein, poet and essayist
* Benjamin Fondane, poet, playwright, and literary critic
* Abraham Goldfaden, poet and playwright
* Isidore Isou, poet
* Irving Layton, poet
* Gherasim Luca, poet
* Isac Ludo, novelist
* Norman Manea, novelist
* Cilibi Moise, storyteller and humorist
* Saşa Pană, poet and short story writer
* Ion Pribeagu,poet and essayist
* Maurice Samuel, novelist
* Benjamin Schwarzfeld, writer and educator
** Elias Schwarzfeld, historian and novelist
** Moses Schwarzfeld, writer and journalist
** Wilhelm Schwarzfeld, essayist and journalist
* Aurel Storin, essayist, journalist and poet
* Mihail Sebastian, playwright
* Nicolae Steinhardt, writer (Jewish father)
* Alexandru Toma, poet
* Tristan Tzara, poet and essayist
* Tudor Vianu, literary critic
**Ion Vianu, essayist, novelist, and journalist
* Ilarie Voronca, poet and essayist
* Elie Wiesel, writer

References

ee also

*History of the Jews in Romania


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