De Haan, Jacob Israel
|born on||31 December 1881 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )|
|Place||Smilde, Netherlands, 52n56, 6e27|
|Timezone||LMT m6e27 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||09°42' 20°45 Asc. 28°28'|
Dutch lawyer, literary writer and poet who came to Palestine in 1919 as a correspondent for the Algemeen Handelsblad. He became a lecturer in law at the Government Law school in Jerusalem in 1920. Faced with the impact of Zionism on the Palestinians, he became an anti-Zionist, publishing articles and sending memoranda to the British government. (His views were also influenced by his ultra-Orthodox belief that the Return to Zion must wait for the advent of the messiah.) De Haan's position became increasingly difficult and he was dismissed from his teaching position. He was murdered by a member of Haganah on 30 June 1924. This was the first political assassination among the Jews in modern Palestine.
In 1904, while living in Amsterdam, he wrote his controversial novel Pijpelijntjes ("Lines from De Pijp"), which pretends to be a thinly veiled version of his own gay life with Aletrino in Amsterdam's "Pijp" working-class district. The homo-eroticism of the book, shocking in the early 20th century, led to his dismissal from his teaching job and social-democratic political circles. Aletrino and Johanna van Maarseveen, de Haan's fiancée, bought almost the entire print run of the book, to keep a lid on the scandal.
Taeger quotes Astro-Kring, B.C.
- Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
- Personal : Death : Other Death (assassinated)
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
- Vocation : Writers : Erotic
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction