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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Hermann David Krojanker (1885 - 1935)
    1933/34 Flucht nach Meran, später über Paris in die Schweiz; 1934 Rückkehr nach Deutschland cf.: &: Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via father Wilhelm Krojanker by Sma...
  • Henrietta (Henni*) Lehmann (1862 - 1937)
  • Selma Uffenheimer (1889 - 1939)
    um 1938 Flucht mit ihrem Mann nach Frankreich, verübten beiden kurz nach Ausbruch des Zweiten Weltkriegs im September 1939 Selbstmord cf.:
  • Ferdinand Uffenheimer (1885 - 1939)
    Around 1925, when 287 people were still part of the Jewish community, were the community leaders: Victor Kleefeld, Leopold Dreyfus, Salomon Kleefeld, Hermann Bahr, Julius Breisach, Adolf Uffenheimer, F...
  • Max Grumach, Dr. jur. (1877 - 1938)
    1938 date of death given by his granddaughter Ghislaine Peiser listed in 1938 Berlin Telephone Directory but not later

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.