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Herdenk Jacob van Emden

Jacob van Emden

Amsterdam, – Amsterdam,

Reached the age of 58 years

Occupation: Stenographer


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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Het gezin van Emden pleegde op 16 mei 1940 zelfmoord in hun woning in Amsterdam door middel van het consumeren van giftige poeders. Jacob van Emden was naar verluid assistent-kantoorbediende en stenograaf.

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