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Jacobus Henricus Kann

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: The Hague
Death: October 07, 1944 (72)
Theresienstadt
Immediate Family:

Son of Maurice Kann and Johanna Kann
Husband of Anna Adriana Polak-Daniels
Father of Maurits Kann; Johan Kann; Elise (Liss) Itzkovitch; Jacob Hendrik Kann and Eduard Cann Kann
Brother of Dina Hyacinte Cosman; Hortense Leonore Kann; Eduard Kann; Emma Louise Kann and Louise Dorothea Kann

Occupation: bankier
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About Jacobus Henricus Kann

Jacobus Henricus Kann (Den Haag, 12 juli 1872 - Theresienstadt, 7 oktober 1944) was een Nederlands bankier en firmant van het bankiershuis Lissa & Kann

Kann was de zoon van Maurice Kann en Johanna Hijmans. Na het overlijden van zijn vader in 1891 volgde hij hem op als firmant van het bankiershuis Lissa & Kann.

In 1897 bezocht hij in Bazel het eerste zionistische congres, waar hij Theodor Herzl ontmoette. Hij werd oprichter van de Nederlandse Zionistenbond, mede-oprichter van de Jewish Colonial Trust en na Herzls overlijden in 1904 werd hij lid van het Engeres Actions-Comité, het bestuur van de zionistische organisatie. Hij is zijn levenlang politiek zionist gebleven, vooral op internationaal niveau.

Kann was bevriend met Jan Ligthart en oprichter van de Haagsche Schoolvereeniging aan de Nassaulaan, waar Ligthart commissaris werd. Uit de HSV kwam later het Nederlandsch Lyceum voort, waar Rommert Casimir het eerste hoofd werd. Vernieuwend was de daar gerealiseerde formule van een gezamenlijke onderbouw, met een latere keuze voor de hogereburgerschool of het gymnasium.

In de Tweede Wereldoorlog werden Kann en zijn vrouw (Adriana Anna Polak Daniels) eerst op transport gesteld naar kamp Barneveld, vandaar naar Kamp Westerbork en ten slotte naar concentratiekamp Theresienstadt, waar zij door de Duitsers zijn vermoord. Kann stierf in oktober 1944, zijn vrouw op 28 april 1945.

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KANN, JACOBUS HENRICUS (1872–1945), banker; founder of the Zionist Organization in Holland. Born in The Hague, from 1891 Kann was the owner and manager of his family's bank, Lissa & Kann – one of the largest banks in Holland (established in 1805) and for three generations that of the Dutch royal family. Herzl's Der Judenstaat made a great impression on Kann, who was not at all involved in Jewish public life until then. He participated as an observer in the First Zionist Congress (1897) and later became Herzl's aide, especially in matters of banking. He and David *Wolffsohn were among the founders of the *Jewish Colonial Trust, despite his earlier hesitation about the financial effectiveness of the bank. He established the Zionist Organization in Holland, becoming its leader and representative at the Zionist General Council (then called Greater Actions Committee; 1897–1905). At the Seventh Zionist Congress (1905) he was elected to the Zionist Executive (the "Smaller Actions Committee"), reduced to three members, Kann, Wolffsohn, and Otto *Warburg, at the Eighth Zionist Congress (1907). Throughout, he was an enthusiastic fighter for Herzl's political Zionism as opposed to "practical" Zionism, which the Zionist organization introduced during his term of office in the executive. When the opposition to Wolffsohn was victorious at the Tenth Congress (1911), Kann also resigned, but he continued to manage the financial institutions (the Jewish Colonial Trust and the Anglo-Palestine Bank). The plot of the "Ahuzzat Bayit" suburb near Jaffa, purchased by an association of settlers in Ereẓ Israel and from which Tel Aviv developed, was registered under his name. Impressions of his visit to Ereẓ Israel in 1907, published in his Ereẓ Israel (Dutch, 1908; German, 1909; French, 1910), included a demand for Jewish autonomous home rule in Ereẓ Israel. This demand aroused sharp criticism from V. *Jabotinsky, then head of the Zionist press in Constantinople, who claimed that Kann's statement was causing political harm to Zionism in the Ottoman capital. When Wolffsohn rejected his argument, Jabotinsky resigned and left Constantinople. From 1911, Kann remained in the Zionist opposition. He did not participate in the Zionist Congresses after World War I. Nevertheless, he moved to Palestine in 1923 as the consul-general of Holland (until 1927). He returned to Holland in 1931, working on behalf of different projects in Palestine (among them the establishment of the Jewish National Library on Mt. Scopus, using the resources of the Wolffsohn Fund, etc.). After the 1929 riots in Palestine, Kann published a pamphlet in English (1930) in which he criticized the actions of the Zionist Executive in economic matters and in Arab-Jewish relations. When Holland was occupied by the Germans in World War II, he was dismissed from the bank and eventually deported to *Theresienstadt, where he died shortly before the liberation.

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Jacobus Henricus Kann's Timeline

1872
July 12, 1872
The Hague
1894
May 22, 1894
Age 21
The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands
1897
January 13, 1897
Age 24
1899
January 21, 1899
Age 26
The Hague
1900
August 22, 1900
Age 28
The Hague
1944
October 7, 1944
Age 72
Theresienstadt
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