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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Emil Porges (1864 - c.1939)
    Wedding: Prague, 19/4/1898.
  • Hedwig Porges (1876 - c.1939)
    Wedding: Prague, 19/4/1898.
  • Nathan Frankenberg (1888 - 1937)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Frankenberg, Nathan geboren am 30. August 1888 in Themar / Hildburghausen / Sachsen-Meiningen wohnhaft in Schleusingen Inhaftierung: Juli 19...
  • Paul Löwenthal (1872 - 1943)
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  • Jeanette Sonn (1876 - 1940)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Sonn, Jeanette Janette geborene Ronsheim geboren am 02. März 1876 in Köln / - / Rheinprovinz wohnhaft in Köln Todesdatu...

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.