IZAK ZADOKS PRESIDENT OF THE NEDERLANDS ISRAËLITISCHE GEMEENTE (NIG), THE ORTHODOX JEWISH COMMUNITY
Not many Jews from Den Haag survived the war. After the war restarting Jewish life in Den Haag wasn’t easy. The institutions and buildings were far too big for the number of returnees. This was especially hard for the NIG, the orthodox community. Izak Zadoks, the CEO of Esveha was president of the board of the NIG from 1946 until his emigration to Israel in 1978. Under his leadership the Great Synagogue on the Wagenstraat was sold to the city of Den Haag and half the Jewish cemetery in Wassenaar to the city of Wassenaar. Den Haag gave the Great Synagogue to the Turkish community, who made it into their Al Aksa mosque.