Foreign News: The Suicides

For the killers the time had come to kill themselves. Nazi officials and bigwig Germans began to practice the act for which their language has an expressive word—Selbstmord, self-murder.

Near the Swiss border, Frau Gertrud Heissmeyer Scholtz-Klink, Reichsfrauen-führerin of all the Nazi women's organizations, was reported to have taken her life.

In Weimar, after viewing the horrors of Buchenwald, the Mayor and his wife died by slashing their wrists.

In Nürnberg, Nazi Boss Karl Holz shot Mayor Willi Liebel and then himself.

In Leipzig Herr Dr. Bundin chose to die by a method in keeping with his professional interests (he was owner of a big...

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