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Jacob Benjamin Gersons

Tiel, – Amsterdam,

Reached the age of 60 years

Occupation: Pharmacist


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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Jacob Benjamin Gersons

Jacob Benjamin is een zoon van Benjamin David Gersons en Betje Manasse. Hij trouwde 17 oktober 1912 met Sientje van der Kous, dochter van Eliazer van der Kous en Trijntje Witstijn.

Bron (huwelijk Sientje van der Kous en Jacob Benjamin Gersons)

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Jacob Benjamin Gersons and his family

Jacob Benjamin Gersons was a pharmacist. In 1912, he became the second secretary of the Onderlinge Pharmaceutische Groothandel (OPG) [a pharmacists’ cooperative association]. He married Sientje van der Kous that same year.
Soon after the German invasion, on 14 May 1940, Jacob Benjamin Gersons and his wife committed suicide.
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