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Robert Paul Belinfante

Amsterdam, – Doetinchem,

Reached the age of 34 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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Marianne Lisser

Marianne Lisser was the second child of Hartog Lisser and Abigael Benjamins. Marianne Lisser married Robert Paul Belinfante. Marianne and Robert attempted suicide in 13-5-1940 in Laag Keppel. Marianne was pregnant at that time. Robert died, Marianne survived, but she lost the baby. Marianne died on the 10-01-1944 whilst in hiding.

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Henk ten Zijthoff te Hummelo

Het praktijkadres van huisarts R. Belinfante te Laag-Keppel was aan de Rijksweg 100 te Laag-Keppel.

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Frieda Belinfante, zus

De zus van Bob Belinfante was de celliste en dirigente Frieda Belinfante, over wie recent een biografie is gepubliceerd: Een schitterend vergeten leven, door Toni Boumans.

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Robert Paul Belinfante en Marianne Belinfante-Lisser

Meer informatie over de zelfmoord van Robert Paul Belinfante en de mislukte poging daartoe van zijn echtgenote Marianne Belinfante-Lisser, is te vinden in het boek van Lucas Ligtenberg: Mij krijgen ze niet levend: de zelfmoorden van mei 1940 (Amsterdam 2017) 146, 240-241.

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Robert Paul Belinfante

Robert Paul Belinfante studeerde geneeskunde in Amsterdam. Hij deed zijn artsexamen op 20 mei 1931.
Bron: J.H. Coppenhagen, Anafiem gedoe’iem: overleden joodse artsen uit Nederland 1940-1945 (Rotterdam 2000) 76.

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