The members of the committee

The Restitutions Committee comprises lawyers, a historian and an art historian.

A. Hammerstein (Chair)

lawyer; formerly justice in and later deputy advocate general at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, former president of the Court of Appeal in Arnhem, former extraordinary state councillor of the Council of State.

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.

J.H.W. Koster
lawyer; counsel in Amsterdam.

J.H. van Kreveld
lawyer; formerly: judge in the Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State and in the Central Appeals Tribunal, professor at the Universities of Groningen and Tilburg, lawyer with the Ministries of Economic Affairs and Justice and the Province of Friesland.

D. Oostinga
lawyer; former notary; director and advisor of various organizations.

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

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

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



To perform its duties, the Restitutions Committee enlists the support of its secretariat. The secretariat comprises the following staff: Mr E.J.A. Idema (General Secretary) and Ms T. Brandse (office manager).

They look after the day-to-day affairs and prepare the Committee meetings.