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Suicide in Nazi Germany

Christian Goeschel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

The Third Reich met its end in the spring of 1945 in an unparalleled wave of suicides. Hitler, Goebbels, Bormann, Himmler and later Göring all killed themselves. These deaths represent only the tip ... More


Introduction

Christian Goeschel

in Suicide in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

Most people know that the Third Reich ended in an orgy of self-immolation, with the suicides of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun, Joseph Goebbels and his wife, Heinrich Himmler, later on Hermann Göring, ... More


Suicide under the Swastika, 1933–1939

Christian Goeschel

in Suicide in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

Under the Weimar Republic, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis had conflated cases of suicide with Germany's defeat in 1918, the Versailles Treaty, and the Weimar ‘system’. Between 1918 and 1933, 214,409 ... More


Suicides of German Jews, 1933–1945

Christian Goeschel

in Suicide in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

In the Third Reich, suicide became a routine phenomenon among German Jews. This chapter concentrates on Nazi Germany, but also goes beyond the confines of the Third Reich: to exile, to Auschwitz, and ... More


Wartime suicides, 1939–1944

Christian Goeschel

in Suicide in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

World War II began on September 1, 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland in a bloody campaign. The suicide rate closely mirrored Germany's fortunes in the war. When Germany's military fortunes ... More


Downfall

Christian Goeschel

in Suicide in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

In the spring of 1945, the Third Reich met its end in a massive wave of suicides. The war's final period from July 1944 until May 1945 was by far the most lethal and violent one for Germans. Debates ... More


Conclusion

Christian Goeschel

in Suicide in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

After the Nazi regime's collapse in 1945, Germans continued to commit suicide, but not in such high numbers as in the Third Reich. The low suicide rates (if compared to the socially and politically ... More


‘A New International Morality’: European Dictatorships and the Reordering of Nationalities

Matthew Frank

in Making Minorities History: Population Transfer in Twentieth-Century Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199639441
eISBN:
9780191779060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639441.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This chapter looks at how the concept of population transfer was imported into central Europe by the Axis powers in the late 1930s. While the focus here is principally on negotiations between Italy ... More


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