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Reich Seizes Pamphlet Showing High Jewish Suicide Rate

The Gestapo today confiscated a pamphlet showing the high rate of suicides among Jews in Germany.

The pamphlet, issued by the Reichsvertretung, showed that in Berlin alone between 1932 and 1934 the proportion of Jewish suicides was 50 per cent above that of the rest of the population. It was written by Dr. Franz Goldman, a former official of the Reich Ministry of the Interior, and Dr. Georg Wolff, former statistician of the Berlin health department.

In that period 334 Jews, including 122 women, took their lives, of whom 63 men and 38 women were over the age of 60. Forty-six per cent of the men and 38 per cent of the women suicides were married.