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Ernest Polak

Rotterdam, – Rotterdam,

Reached the age of 54 years

Occupation: Kantonrechter


About Ernest Polak

Ernest Polak was the son of Marcus Polak and Engeltje de Jongh. Hij worked as a cantonal judge in Rotterdam. At 15 mei 1940, only several days after the German invasion, he committed suicide.
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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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Ernest Polak

Promotie tot doctor aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam

Ernest Polak schreef zich in 1906 in voor de studie geneeskunde aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, maar stapte al snel over naar rechten. Daar promoveerde hij op 26 maart 1912 op het proefschrift "Artt. 240 en 451bis W. v. Sr. beschouwd in hunne verhouding tot kunst en wetenschap".

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