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Herdenk Meijer Nort

Meijer Nort

Gorinchem, – Gorinchem,

Reached the age of 47 years

Occupation: Eigenaar Optiekzaak


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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Meijer Nort and his family

The whole family commited suicide just after the capitulation and they are burried in the Jewish cemetry in Gorinchem.
This family is commemorated on a memorial in Gorinchem. More information on this memorial can be found (in Dutch) on the website of the Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei.

source: the Archives of Gorinchem

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Address & residents

Address in January 1940 – December 1940

Gasthuisstraat 13, Gorinchem

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Other family members

No other family known (yet)