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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Georg Schiffer, Dr. med. (1865 - 1943)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Schiffer, Georg geboren am 01. April 1865 in Breslau / - / Schlesien wohnhaft in Breslau Todesdatum/-ort: 26. November 1943, Breslau Freitod
  • Hermann Metzenberg (1863 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Metzenberg, Hermann geboren am 15. November 1863 in Breslau / - / Schlesien wohnhaft in Berlin Todesdatum/-ort: 11. Juli 1942, Berlin Freitod
  • Margarete Knopf (1884 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Knopf, Margarete geborene Löwenberg geboren am 24. Oktober 1884 in Berlin / - / Stadt Berlin wohnhaft in Berlin Todesdatum/-ort: 15. ...
  • Karl Wallach (1885 - 1940)
  • Hans Rosenkötter (1893 - 1945)

Rather than face deportation and murder, a number of victims of Nazi oppression committed suicide. For example, in the wake of Germany's annexation of Austria, hundreds of Jews took their own lives. Today this final act of desperation is seen as an act of resistance, of an attempt at some sort of self-determination by the victims of Nazi oppression. This project seeks to collect the profiles of those who took their own lives, rather than allow the Nazis to murder them.