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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Iwan van der Walde (1883 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Walde, Iwan Ivan van der geboren am 31.Dezember 1883 in Hamburg / - / Hansestadt Hamburg wohnhaft in Hamburg Inhaftierung: 1938, Fuhlsb�...
  • Pauline Czettel - Wohlmuth (1861 - 1938)
    Wedding record (to Daniel): Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Pauline Last Name Czettel Date of Birth 10.06.1861 Place of Birth Budapest (It was act...
  • Werner Magnus, Prof. Dr. (1876 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Magnus, Werner geboren am 22.Dezember 1876 in Berlin / - / Stadt Berlin wohnhaft in Berlin (Tiergarten) Todesdatum: 03.August 1942 Schicks...
  • Bertha Bamberger (1869 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Bamberger, Bertha Berta geboren am 01.November 1869 in Mainz / - / Hessen wohnhaft in Mainz Todesdatum: 11.September 1942 Todesort: Mainz ...

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.