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Herdenk Sonna Brandon

Sonna Brandon

Amsterdam, – Amsterdam,

Reached the age of 10 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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The Brandon-Gans family

The family Brandon-Gans committed suicide on May 15, 1940. Jacob Brandon, Klara Brandon-Gans and their daughter Sonna Brandon were buried at the Jewish cemetery in Diemen.

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