Journal article

Suicide in the Lodz Ghetto during World War Two

D Lester, KE Krysinska

OMEGA-JOURNAL OF DEATH AND DYING | BAYWOOD PUBL CO INC | Published : 2000

Abstract

Data on suicidal behavior among the Jews confined by the Nazis in the Lodz Ghetto in 1941 and 1942 are reported. The suicide rate was extremely high, increasing from 21.6 per 100,000 per year in 1941 to 84.6 in 1942. The epidemiology of suicide in the Lodz Ghetto is described, including a spring peak and sex differences in methods used for suicide. © 2001, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.