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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Dr. Marianna Freudenheim (1913 - 1942)
    Death: : Dr. Marianne Freudenheim nee Arnstein was born in Budweis, Czechoslovakia in 1913 to Egon and Marta. She was married to Ernst. Prior to WWII she lived in Budweis, Czechoslovakia. Dr. Fre...
  • Gabriele Bermann (1883 - 1934)
  • Rosa Poppert (b. - 1939)
  • Margarete Türkheimer (1872 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Türkheimer, Margarete geborene Sington geboren am 11. Juni 1872 in Berlin / - / Stadt Berlin wohnhaft in Berlin (Mitte) Todesdatum: 10. Juni 1942 Todeso...
  • Willy Heinrich Lessing (1881 - 1939)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Lessing, Wilhelm Heinrich Willy geboren am 19. Januar 1881 in Bamberg / - / Bayern wohnhaft in Bamberg Todesdatum: 17. Januar 1939 Todesort: Bamberg

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.