Nazi Suicides (Margaret Bourke-White)

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Margaret Bourke-White took these photographs of Nazi suicides in 1945. They are [1] two children in Schweinfurt murdered by their mother who then committed suicide, and [2] the wife and daughter of Leipzig City Council deputy mayor. I’ve never seen these before. Including photographs of the Leipzig suicides by Lee Miller, you can find more details here at Google image. Miller photographed his subjects close-up. The pictures of the two small children are especially piteous.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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