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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Elsa Maria Fabri (1876 - 1942)
    Namensänderung Feigelstock -> Fabri 1888 Elsa was baptized into the Protestant Church on September 28, 1904. Namensänderung Fabri 26.1.1888, Austritt 24.9.1904, "Sara" 11.1.1940, gest. 8.5.1942 StA...
  • Paula Ruthenburg (1888 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Ruthenburg, Paula geboren am 10. Januar 1888 in Gütersloh / Wiedenbrück / Westfalen wohnhaft in Frankfurt a. Main Todesdatum: 21. Mai 1942 Todesort: Fra...
  • Charlotte Rappolt (1878 - 1941)
  • Max Israel Mayersohn (1875 - 1940)
  • Bruno Kaufmann (1884 - 1940)
    Kaufmann, Bruno Date of Birth:26 Apr 1884 Place of Birth:Cottbus Occupation:Dipl. Ing. Image Number:Foto CD-ROM 1961 Notes:Bruno Kaufmann, Dipl. Ing., Geboren am 26.4.1884 in Cottbus, Suizid ...

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.