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Willy Albert Levy

Paramaribo, – Amsterdam,

Reached the age of 40 years

Occupation: Physician (surgeon)



About Willy Albert Levy

Willy Albert Levy studied medicine in Paramaribo and in Groningen, where he sat for his medical finals on 4 February 1926. He became an assistant in the Binnengasthuis hospital in Amsterdam, first for pathologic anatomy, later for surgery. After that, he worked as a non-resident doctor.
Willy Albert Levy lived and practised (as a surgeon) at 82 Frans van Mierisstraat in Amsterdam. He had another …

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Under the pressure of the circumstances.

It is still an extremely sensitive topic: suicide during the Second World War. Historians have not known what to do with it for a long time. What is the place of suicide bombers in war history?

Remarkably little has been written on this subject and there seems to be no list of names or memorial books at all. The Digital Monument ( offers a place where relatives, sometimes for …

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The family Levy- Frijda

Helena Martha Levy- Frijda committed suicide on the 15th of May, 1940 together with her husband Willy Albert Levy. 

They were burried on the the Jewish Cemetery in Muiderberg.

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Willy Albert Levy

Willy Levy was chirurg aan het Binnengasthuis in Amsterdam. Oom Willy en tante Lena woonden in de Frans van Mierisstraat 82 (in hun huis ben ik geboren) en Willy had een praktijk aan het Sarphatipark 33. Hij was “overgevoelig” en werd zenuwziek tijdens de mobilisatie. Hij en mijn tante Lea hebben zelfmoord gepleegd.

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