Hajo Meyer

Dr. Hajo Meyer grew up the son of a lawyer in a secular German Jewish family. After the November 1938 pogrom, he was no longer permitted study in German schools. After two years in five consecutive refugee camps in The Netherlands, Meyer returned to his studies. In 1944, after a year in the underground, he was caught and subsequently survived ten months at Auschwitz. After the war, Meyer returned to the Netherlands and studied theoretical physics. He was employed by Philips Electronics, where he eventually became director of the Philips Physics Laboratory. A member of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, he has been a violin-maker and is an author of three books on Judaism, the Holocaust and Zionism.