Ernst Cohen

Ernst Cohen

Ernst Cohen

Birth : March 7, 1869 Amsterdam,Netherlands

Death : March 6, 1944(1944-03-07)(agedĀ 74) Auschwitz-Birkenau,German-occupied Poland

Personal Information

Name Ernst Cohen
Birth March 7, 1869 Amsterdam,Netherlands
Birth Place Amsterdam,Netherlands
Death (1944-03-07)(agedĀ 74) Auschwitz-Birkenau,German-occupied Poland
Died At Auschwitz-Birkenau,German-occupied Poland
Fields chemistry
Doctoral Advisor Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff

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Events Occured in Scienctist Life


In 1893 he became Van't Hoff's assistant and in 1902 he became professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Utrecht, a position which he held until his retirement in 1939.


In 1913 he became member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Following the 29 April 1942 decree that Dutch Jews wear the yellow badge, he was arrested by Nazi police for non-compliance and forced to resign.


He was killed on 6 March 1944 in a gas chamber at Auschwitz concentration camp.