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Herdenk Johan van Gelderen

Johan van Gelderen

Buitenzorg, – Den Haag,

Reached the age of 17 years

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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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About the family van Gelderen

Alexandrina and Jacob van Gelderen, committed suicide on the 15th of May, 1940,  together with their children Margreet and Johan.

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