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Bruno Asch

Wollstein, – Amsterdam,

Reached the age of 49 years



About Bruno Asch

Bruno Asch exercised several public offices between 1920 and 1933 in Höchst am Main, Frankfurt am Main and Berlin. He was mayor of Höchst from 1922 till 1925. In 1933 he fled from Germany as a Jew and a socialist. He ended his own life on 16 May 1940.
In 1994 a memorial plate for him was revealed in the 'Bolongaropalast' in Höchst am Main.
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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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Bruno Asch

In het boek van Lucas Ligtenberg: Mij krijgen ze niet levend: de zelfmoorden van mei 1940 (Amsterdam, 2017), is een heel hoofdstuk gewijd aan Bruno Asch en zijn zelfdoding. In het boek is ook veel informatie te vinden over de andere familieleden. Daarnaast is een foto van het gezin opgenomen in het fotokatern van de publicatie.

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