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.

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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...