Josephine and Leopold Bähr in the 1930s. Yad Vashem / Courtesy of Ruth Leshem

80 Years On The Heartbreaking Suicide Notes Jews Left Their Loved Ones After Kristallnacht

Some drowned or hanged themselves, others jumped out of windows or took poison – but even today, it is not clear how many Jews committed suicide in the wake of Kristallnacht, exactly 80 years ago

Eighty years ago, this month, a letter arrived in Pardes Hannah, not far from Haifa. It was very hard to read. “My darling children, with a heavy heart, I have to part from you… Darling children, don’t cry....

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