It is uncertain whether Simon Polak still lived with his parents at the start of the war. He was, however, a draper and he lived in Hoogeveen. He was a son of Salomo Polak and Klara Nathans.
Simon died on the Grebbeberg and lies buried at the war cemetery in Rhenen.
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For additional information see:
I.C. Rauws, 'Mobilisatie en evacuatie 1939-1940', in: Oud-Wageningen 29 (2001) 3, september;
Sjaak Rauws, 'Dienstplichtig soldaat Simon Polak', in Oud-Wageningen 36 (2008) 2, april.
This person is commemorated on a memorial in Hoogeveen. More information on this memorial can be found (in Dutch) on the website of the Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei.