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Herman de Vries

Hardinxveld, – Den Haag,

Reached the age of 57 years


About Herman de Vries

Herman de Vries was the son of Elias de vries and Bartha van Straten. 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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Herman en Rozetta de Vries woonden op Adelheidstraat 32 in Den Haag. Zij pleegden beide zelfmoord door middel van gasverstikking op 15 mei 1940. Reintje Betsy Velleman-Anholt, de zuster van Rozetta, woonde dichtbij op Mariastraat 4, en pleegde met haar gezin op diezelfde nacht zelfmoord.

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