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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Hans Jan Federer (1901 - 1942)
    Death: Born 19. 07. 1901 Last residence before deportation: Prague XII Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Prague XII, Korunní 103 Transport H, no. 343 (30. 11. 1941, ...
  • Guido /Quido Beck, Dr. (1879 - 1943)
    Death: MUDR. QUIDO BECK Born 13. 03. 1879 Last residence before deportation: Prague VII Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Prague VII, Berghauerova 1486 Transport X, no. 2...
  • Marie Terezie Freuler (1891 - 1943)
    TEREZIE MARIE FREULEROVÁ Born 23. 04. 1891 Last residence before deportation: Prague II Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Prague II, Václavské nám...
  • Sigmund Dreyfuss (1859 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Dreyfuss, Siegmund Sigmund geboren am 30. Juli 1859 in Speyer / - / Bayern (Pfalz) wohnhaft in Speyer, Baden-Baden und Wiesbaden Todesdatum:...
  • Alfred 'Fredy' Hirsch (1916 - 1944)
    ALFRED (FREDY) HIRSCH (11. 2. 1916 AACHEN - 8. 3. 1944 AUSCHWITZ) The name of Fredy Hirsch is inseparably connected with the education of children and young people in the Terezín ghetto, 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.