Suicide in the Lodz Ghetto during World War Two

David Lester, Karolina E. Krysinska

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Data on suicidal behavior among the Jews confined by the Nazis in the Lodz Ghetto in 1941 and 1942 are reported. The suicide rate was extremely high, increasing from 21.6 per 100,000 per year in 1941 to 84.6 in 1942. The epidemiology of suicide in the Lodz Ghetto is described, including a spring peak and sex differences in methods used for suicide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-217
Number of pages9
JournalOmega: Journal of Death and Dying
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000
Externally publishedYes

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