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Herdenk Elisabeth Swaab

Elisabeth Swaab

Amsterdam, – Amsterdam,

Reached the age of 25 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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Elisabeth Swaab

Alle leden van het gezin Benedictus Swaab zijn op 19-05-1940 begraven op de Joodse begraafplaats te Diemen.

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Benedictus Swaab and his family

Only several days after the German invasion Benedictus Swaab, his wife Sophia Swaab-Kruijer and their three children Jacob, Elisabeth and Maria committed suicide.
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