Selection of studies composed by

Willem Frederik Wertheim

(The Netherlands, 16.11.1907 - 3.11.1998 )

Willem Wertheim was a Dutch Professor in sociology.

Although born in Sint Peterburg, he is and lived in The Netherlands and the colony The Netherlands Indie.

More information about him at the Dutch Wikipedia and Dutch newspaper articles Trouw and NRC.


Prof. dr. Willem F. Wertheim was born in 1907 at Petrograd. In 1918, he moved to Katwijk aan Zee. From 1925 until 1930, he studied law at Leyden. As a jurist, he worked at Batavia in the Dutch East Indies. He was interned in Japanese prison camps from 1942 until 1945. In 1946, he became professor at the University of Amsterdam. His chair came to include non - western sociology and East and Southeast Asian history. As a chess player his greatest success was a positive score during the Olympiad at the Hague in 1928. He started to solve and compose problems at an early age. Occasionally he composed studies. It was a pastime in a Japanese isolation cell.

(Info taken: Endgame study composing in the Netherlands and Flanders by Jan van Reek and Henk van Donk)


(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden database V (31-12-2015) ).