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Herdenk Hendrika Wertheim-van Gelder

Hendrika Wertheim-van Gelder

Amsterdam, – Den Haag,

Reached the age of 62 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 family Wertheim- van Gelder

Mr. and Mrs. Wertheim- van Gelder committed suicide on the 16th of May 1940 in The Haque.

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