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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Paul Loewe (1884 - 1937)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Löwe, Paul geboren am 24. Juni 1884 in Duisburg / - / Rheinprovinz wohnhaft in Düsseldorf Todesdatum: 07. März 1937 Tod...
  • Emma Lauscher (1875 - 1942)
    Born 15. 08. 1875 Born name: Spitzer Last residence before deportation: Vídeň 2, Praterstrasse 76/9 Transport IV/4, no. 703 (Vienna -> Terezín) Murdered 25. 07. 1942 Te...
  • Bertha Bettmann (1883 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Bettmann, Berta Bertha geborene Roßmann geboren am 03. Oktober 1883 in Kronach / - / Bayern wohnhaft in Bamberg Todesdatum: 11. Jan...
  • Klara Sahlmann (1868 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Sahlmann, Clara Klara geborene Gerst geboren am 27. September 1868 in Bamberg / - / Bayern wohnhaft in Berlin (Wilmersdorf) Todesdatum: 12...
  • Jenny Dreifuss, Dr. phil. (1893 - 1940)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Dreifuss, Jenny geboren am 26. Juni 1893 in Nonnenweier / Lahr / Baden wohnhaft in Mannheim Todesdatum: 22. Oktober 1940 Todesort: Mannheim ...

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.