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Suicide in response to Nazi oppression

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  • Clara Hedwig Sonnemann (1876 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Sonnemann, Clara Klara geb. Bensheimer geboren am 15. Mai 1876 in Mannheim/Baden wohnhaft in Mannheim TODESDATUM 19. August 1942 Freitod
  • Lili Erna Friedmann (b. - 1938)
    kein Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs cf.:
  • Alfred Wagner (1889 - 1942)
  • Olga Strauß (1879 - 1940)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Strauß, Olga geb. Simons geboren am 16. Mai 1879 in Mannheim/Baden wohnhaft in Mannheim TODESDATUM 22. Oktober 1940 TODESORT Mannheim Freitod cf.:...
  • Ludwig Stern (1886 - 1938)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Stern, Ludwig geboren am 18. Juli 1886 in Gernsbach/Rastatt/Baden wohnhaft in Hörden / Rastatt Internierung/Inhaftierung 11. November 1938 - 28. Novembe...

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.