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Jacob Benjamin van den Borg

Rotterdam, – Rotterdam,

Reached the age of 64 years

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About Jacques Benjamin van den Borg

Jacques Benjamin van den Borg studied medicine in Amsterdam and sat for his medical finals on 28 November 1903. He obtained his doctoral degree on 31 March 1903 in Amsterdam on the thesis 'Statistical and other contributions to the knowledge of astigmatism'. Jacques Benjamin van den Borg specialised in ophthalmology. After study trips to Berlin and Vienna, he settled in Rotterdam at 85 Witte de Wi…

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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 (www.joodsmonument.nl) offers a place where relatives, sometimes for …

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