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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Siegfried Friedland (1887 - 1934)
    Sterbe: Gives spouse name Bundesarchiv Gedenkbuch: Friedland, Siegfried born on the 31st October 1887 in Berlin/Stadt Berlin residing in Berlin (Schöneberg) Date of death 20th August 1934 Place ...
  • Felix David (1909 - 1938)
    See for extensive information on family including mother and brother. 'Newspaper article:
  • Eugen Bruck (1864 - 1942)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Apr 10 2024, 16:13:32 UTC May 1939 at Berlin address, the only BRUCK; in same street as his sister: Committed suicide; as did his sister, on same ...
  • Else Ephraim (1872 - 1942)
    Married 1898, widowed 1927. May 1939 at Berlin address, the only EPHRAIM or BRUCK: Sterbe; committed suicide same day as her brother Eugen: One WGA claimant: - Verweis Else Ephraim, geb. Bruck ...

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.