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Herdenk Gerhard Werner Cohn

Gerhard Werner Cohn

Leipzig, – Amsterdam,

Reached the age of 35 years

Occupation: Koopman


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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Death of Gerard Werner Cohn

Gerard Werner Cohn committed suicide on the 15th of May 1940 by jumping out of a window.

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