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Mina Judels-Kleerekoper

Amsterdam, – Amsterdam,

Reached the age of 37 years



About Mina Judels-Kleerekoper

Mina Kleerekoper was a daughter of Jacob Kleerekoper and Elisabeth van Es. She married Louis Judels in Amsterdam on 5 August 1925, a son of Isaac Judels and Mietje Hamel.
Mina Kleerekoper, her husband Louis and her children committed suicide on the night of 14 -15 May, 1940, after the capitulation had been announced.
City Archive of Amsterdam, archive card of Mina Kleerekoper and Louis Judels.

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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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Fragment uit 'Een brief van mijn vader'.

Ben Stranders heeft direct na de oorlog zijn herinneringen aan het gezin Judels in een brief aan zijn vrienden Bram en Suze Snoek vastgelegd. Bram Snoek, Louis Judels en Ben Stranders waren vrienden.
De familie Judels verkoos zelfdoding in het begin van de oorlog.

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