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Dutch War Graves Jewish Cemetery Toepad

At the Jewish Cemetery on the Toepad in Rotterdam are many graves of Jewish war victims. Many of these victims, sometimes whole families were killed in World War II. There are also many memorial stones for relatives who died in concentration camps.

There are also two Dutch soldiers who fell in May 1940 buried here. A Dutch RAF flying officer who was killed in 1944 is also memorialized on this cemetery. The graves are registered by the Dutch War Graves Commission.

Text on the graves:
REST HERE
OUR DEAR SON AND BROTHER
RAPHA╦L AWERBACH
KILLED IN ACTION
FOR THE FATHERLAND
13 MAY 1940
IN THE EARLY AGE
FOR 21 YEARS
HE REST IN PEACE
SOLDIER
VBD.A.II DIV.
BORN. 20-06-1918

REST HERE OUR DEAR SON
MARCEL TURKSMA
WORKING AS PHARMACIST ASSISTANT AT THE
MILITARY PHARMACY IN ROTTERDAM
DECEASED IN SERVICE FOR THE
FATHERLAND ON
TUESDAY 14 MEI 1940
ON THE AGE OF 23 YEARS

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