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Fieka Potsdammer-Lezer

Odoorn, – Voorburg,

Reached the age of 43 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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Fieka Potsdammer-Lezer pleegde, tezamen met haar twee dochters en haar zoon, zelfmoord op 15 mei 1940. Dochter Elsje Potsdammer overleed enkele dagen later op 18 mei. Fieka Potsdammer-Lezer was weduwe van Aron Potsdammer die reeds in 1930 was gestorven.

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