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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Bertha Schülein (1888 - 1938)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Schülein, Bertha geboren am 05. Oktober 1888 in Nürnberg / - / Bayern wohnhaft in Nürnberg Todesdatum: 18. November 1938 Todesort: Nürnberg Schicksal: Fre...
  • Mathilde Schülein (1862 - 1938)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Schülein, Mathilde geborene Birgstein geboren am 17. Mai 1862 in Neustadt a. d. Aisch / - / Bayern wohnhaft in Neustadt a. d. Aisch Todesdatum: 18. Nove...
  • Dr. med. Paul Ludwig Edel (1874 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Edel, Paul Ludwig geboren am 12. Januar 1874 in Hannover / - / Hannover wohnhaft in Berlin (Schöneberg) Todesdatum: 07. September 1942 Todesort: Berlin Sc...
  • Alois Grab (1871 - 1944)
    Fabriksbeamter(?) (factory official) See - No. 197.
  • Henriette Schragenheim (1888 - 1943)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Schragenheim, Henriette Henny geborene Goldschmidt geboren am 07. November 1888 in Geisa / Dermbach / Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach wohnhaft in Geisa Todesdatum...

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.