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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Elli Plaut (1884 - 1938)
  • Dr. Theodor Plaut (1874 - 1938)
    Dr Theodor Plaut was born in Karlsbad in 1874 and died in Wuppertal, Germany in 1938. He married twice. His first wife was Meta Plaut in 1904, Frankfurt, daughter of Natha Plaut, R' Rudolf Plaut's br...
  • Fanny Ullmann (1863 - 1942)
    Ullmann, Fanny née Kahn born on 10th May 1863 in Münster / Oberlahnkreis / Hessen-Nassau resident of Westerburg Date of death: 13th June 1942 Place of death: Westerburg/Oberwesterwaldkr...
  • Dr. med. Felix Blumenfeld (1873 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Blumenfeld, Felix geboren am 02. Mai 1873 in Gießen / - / Hessen wohnhaft in Kassel Todesdatum: 25. November 1942 Todesort: Kassel ...
  • Rosa Liebenthal (1873 - 1941)
    Rosa Liebenthal committed suicide in Leipzig on November 15, 1941.

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.