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Herdenk Lea Kalf

Lea Kalf

Amsterdam, – Amsterdam,

Reached the age of 55 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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Lea Kalf

Lea is een dochter van Nathan Godschalk Kalf en Rebecca Markus. Ze was niet gehuwd.

Bron SAA archiefkaart Lea Kalf 15-1-1885

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About the death of Lea and Jeannette Kalf

Jeannette and Lea Kalf committed suicide on the 16th of May, 1940 by drowning in the Amstel.

The two sisters are buried on the Jewish cemetery in Diemen.

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