Skip to Main Content

Subject Guide: Jewish Nobel Prize Laureates

Archival and library highlights found at the Center relating to Nobel Prize winners throughout history.

Physicists (including Einstein, Bohr, and others) posing in front of the Japanese Tower in the Royal Palace of Laeken gardens, taken by Queen Elisabeth, 1932. AR 136/ F 5325I. LBI


For a list of all the Nobel Prizes in Peace:

Tobias Michael Carel Asser

  • Asser was a Dutch lawyer and legal scholar of Jewish background.
  • In 1911, he won the Nobel Prize for Peace (together with Alfred Fried) for his work in the field of private international law, and in particular for his achievements establishing the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH).
  • Asser is mentioned in the Encyclopedia Judaica for his 1911 award with Alfred Hermann Fried 


Alfred Hermann Fried 


Menachem Begin