This day in Jewish history / A Jewish writer commits suicide at The League of Nations
Journalist and poet Stefan Lux shot himself: Letters he left behind indicated that he shot himself in order to wake up the world about Nazi Germany.
On July 3, 1936, Stefan Lux, a Jewish journalist and poet, entered the assembly hall of The League of Nations in Geneva, while it was in session, and shot himself. It later became clear, both because of statements that he made in the hours before he died, and from letters he left behind, that Lux had decided to kill himself in order to call attention to the “criminal” and “morally insane”...
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