Committee members

The Restitutions Committee comprises lawyers and historians. The committee consists of the following members:

J. Kohnstamm (Chair)
lawyer; previously: member of the Dutch Bar, Member of the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, State Secretary, Member of the Upper House of the Dutch Parliament, Chair of the Dutch Data Protection Authority and Coordinating Chair of the Regional Euthanasia Review Committees.

E.H. Swaab (Vice Chair)
lawyer; has held senior positions in and served on the boards of a range of cultural and social organizations.

Dr. S.G. Cohen-Willner
art historian; established independent curator, researcher and author, specializing in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century paintings, works on paper and art literature.

Dr. J.F. Cohen
historian; author and biographer; previously researcher with the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Dr. J.H. van Kreveld
lawyer; former extraordinary state councillor of the Council of State, former justice of the Central Appeals Tribunal, former chair Complaints Committee province of South Holland; before that a lawyer with the Province of Friesland and the Ministries of Economic Affairs and Justice, and professor at the Universities of Tilburg and Groningen.

D. Oostinga
lawyer; former civil-law notary; director and advisor at various organizations. 

Dr. C.C. Wesselink
cultural historian; lecturer and researcher at the University of Groningen, specializing in the art and culture of the interwar period, Second World War and post-war reconstruction..


Secretariat Restitutions Committee

The members of the Restitutions Committee are supported in the execution of their task by:

Else M. van Sterkenburg MA
Secretary; lawyer and art historian.

Tonie Brandse
office manager