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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Georg Neustadt (1876 - 1937)
    [jowbr]J_GERMANY_2_RECNUM51386 He and his wife died in Berlin in 1937 in a double-suicide to escape capture by the Nazi's. NOTES: Grave of Hermann Neustadt und his wife Bertha, at Friedhof Lohe...
  • Elwina Neustadt (Wolff) (1887 - 1937)
    [jowbr]J_GERMANY_2_RECNUM51385 Married in Berlin on 19 April 1906 Elwina Wolff was my Great-Great Aunt, and she and her husband Georg Neustadt committed suicide in 1937 after a lot of Nazi harass...
  • Josef Sepp Reiß (1880 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Reiß, Josef geboren am 23. September 1880 in München / - / Bayern wohnhaft in München Inhaftierungsort: 10. November 19...
  • Bertha Cohn (1879 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Cohn, Berta Bertha geborene Reiß geboren am 30. März 1879 in München / - / Bayern wohnhaft in Fürth und Mün...
  • Martin Mordechai Neumeyer (1872 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Neumeyer, Martin Mordechai geboren am 27. Juni 1872 in München / - / Bayern wohnhaft in München Inhaftierungsort: 10. Novemb...

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.