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Richard Wieselthier

Wenen, – Den Haag,

Reached the age of 55 years


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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Richard Wieselthier

Richard Wieselthier was born in Vienna on February 2nd, 1887 to Samuel Emil Wieselthier and Rosa Karg.
He married Lilly Adler on May 19th, 1889 in Vienna at the Isr. Kultusgemeinde, Tempel in Margareten, 5th
Viennese district.
Source: Georg Gaugusch, Vienna

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Richard and Lilly Wieselthier

Their only son, Wilhelm Alfred was born on July 17th 1922 in Vienna. He came with the first Kindertransport, organized by Mrs. Wijsmuller-Meijer, from Vienna to the Netherlands, where he arrived on December 11th, 1938 and was placed in the quarantine facility in a school in the Copernicusstraat, The Hague. Upon arrival it was discovered that Wilhelm was sick: he was transferred to the Zuidwal Hosp…

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Richard Wieselthier and his family

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