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Herdenk Mozes Jozef van der Laan

Mozes Jozef van der Laan

Assen, – Amsterdam,

Reached the age of 40 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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Dubbele zelfdoding

De heer Mozes Jozef van der Laan woonde samen met (de rooms-katholieke) L.C. Schiks en pleegde tegelijkertijd met hem zelfmoord (bronnen: politierapport Bureau Overtoom en Lucas Ligtenberg: Mij krijgen ze niet levend, Balans, 2017, p. 58).

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