Amsterdam University Press

In Memoriam Evelien Gans, 24 April 1951 - 19 July 2018

We at Amsterdam University Press are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of one of our most esteemed authors, Evelien Gans. Evelien was a highly dedicated and influential intellectual and writer whose work, research and activism showed her care and desire to address the social and political issues that most prominently affected her and the lives of those around her.
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Eugenio Cruz Vargas

Her book The Holocaust, Israel and 'the Jew': Histories of Antisemitism in Postwar Dutch Society, co-edited with Remco Ensel, brings together a group of historians to show how historical prejudice against Jews continued to resonate throughout the Netherlands in the post-World War II years. In a review of the publication, the Nieuw Israëlisch Weekblad praised how Gans "is known for her sharp analysis of the often subtle workings of antisemitism, and her scientific legacy is renowned for being applicable to all aspects of racism and discrimination that affects minority groups." This publication is testament to the exceptional quality of her work, in style and depth, that reflects the intensity and commitment that characterised Evelien.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to Evelien's family, friends, and colleagues.

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Photograph taken from the NIOD, "A committed scientist - In Memoriam Evelien Gans (24 April 1951-19 July 2018)"

Monday, July 23rd, 2018