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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Margarete Lotte Maria Wertheim (1904 - 1940)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Wertheim, Margarete geborene Flersheim geboren am 09. März 1904 in Frankfurt a. Main / - / Hessen - Nassau wohnhaft in Frankfurt a. M...
  • Moritz Lindauer (1874 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Lindauer, Moritz geboren am 06. Februar 1874 in Buttenhausen / Münsingen / Württemberg wohnhaft in Stuttgart und Buttenhausen ...
  • Elsa Elisabeth Lindauer (1880 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Lindauer, Elsa Elisabeth geborene Moritz geboren am 13. Februar 1880 in Ingenheim / Bergzabern / Bayern (Pfalz) wohnhaft in Stuttgart und Butt...
  • Johan Benders (1907 - 1943)
    Johan Benders took his own life rather than reveal the whereabouts of those Jews whom he had helped to rescue. He was a teacher at the Amsterdam Lyceum where he had made no secret of his anger over t...
  • Siegfried Höchstädter (1879 - 1933)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Höchstädter, Siegfried geboren am 08. Juni 1879 in Nördlingen / - / Bayern wohnhaft in Nürnberg Todesdatum/-ort:...

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.