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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Anna Salomon (1876 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Salomon, Anna geb. Wolff geboren am 31. Januar 1876 in Löbau (poln. Lubawa)/Westpreußen wohnhaft in Hamburg TODESDATUM 17. November 1941 TOD...
  • Martha Salomon (1879 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Salomon, Martha Cerchen geb. Waldheim geboren am 21. April 1879 in Hamburg (Altona)/Hansestadt Hamburg wohnhaft in Hamburg TODESDATUM 21. Febr...
  • Felicitas Klara Mertha (1922 - 1943)
  • Marianne Mertha (1895 - 1943)
    Birth record: TEPLICE
  • Charlotte Ritter (1904 - 1942)
    May 1939 at Berlin address, with mother. Sterbe: Ritter, Charlotte born on the 22nd July 1904 in Berlin/Stadt Berlin residing in Berlin (Charlottenburg) Date of death 14th December 1942 Place o...

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.