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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Felix Rafael Heymann, Dr. med. (1872 - 1940)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Heymann, Felix Rafael geboren am 21. Dezember 1872 in Berlin / - / Stadt Berlin wohnhaft in Berlin (Charlottenburg) und Berlin (Tiergarten) ...
  • Elsa Heymann (1876 - 1940)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Heymann, Elsa geborene Heymann geboren am 17. April 1876 in Berlin / - / Stadt Berlin wohnhaft in Berlin (Charlottenburg) Todesdatum: 21. Se...
  • Frida Langer (1888 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Langer, Frida Frieda geborene Berneis geboren am 22. August 1888 in Fürth / - / - wohnhaft in Giengen a. d. Brenz Todesdatum/-ort: ...
  • Hedwig Lengsfeld (1884 - 1938)
    Lengsfeld, Hedwig née Kohn born on 09th December 1884 in Cheb (dt. Eger) / - / Böhmen resident of München Date of death: 11th November 1938 Place of death: Münch...
  • Josef Lengsfeld (1878 - 1938)
    Lengsfeld, Josef born on 30th April 1878 in Dobrovice (dt. Dobrowitz) / Mlada Boleslav / Böhmen resident of München Date of death: 11th November 1938 Destiny: suicide He a...

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.