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Herdenk Aleijda Flora van Dam-Polak

Aleijda Flora van Dam-Polak

Winschoten, – Hilversum,

Reached the age of 36 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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About the death of Samuel van Dam

Samuel van Dam and his wife, Aleijda Flora Van Dam- Polak, committed suicide on the 15th of May, 1940.

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