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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Elli Blau (1881 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Blau, Elli geboren am 15. Januar 1881 in Berlin/Stadt Berlin wohnhaft in Berlin (Kreuzberg) TODESDATUM 05. September 1942 TODESORT Berlin ...
  • Selma Fichtmüller (1874 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Fichtmüller, Selma geb. Blau geboren am 07. März 1874 in Berlin/Stadt Berlin wohnhaft in Berlin (Kreuzberg) TODESDATUM 05. September 1942 TO...
  • Günter Lewy (1919 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Lewy, Günter geboren am 12. Juli 1919 in Bernburg/Anhalt wohnhaft in Bernburg und in Berlin (Charlottenburg) DEPORTATION ab Berlin 14. Dezem...
  • Max Lewin (1881 - 1933)
    Lewin, Max (11)(15)(16/11)(16/1a)(14); Levin, Max (5) m Kaufmann (15) °1881.xx.xx ca. laut Todesdatum Könnern, Saalkreis (14) 1933.04.28, 52 Jahre alt (14)(15); "Freitod"/"Selbstmord" (16/1a) durch...
  • Rosa Rosalia Bendix (1866 - 1942)
    at birth Bendix born on the 12th November 1866 in Essen/Rheinprovinzresiding in MünchenDATE OF DEATH 23rd July 1942 PLACE OF DEATH München Freitod

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.