Readership: Scholars and students of Modern German History. General readership interested in the Third Reich, the Holocaust and the phenomenon of suicide.
Christian Goeschel, AHRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Birkbeck College, University of London
"A valuable contribution to recent scholarship on suicide in historical perspective...A successful analysis of suicide as an individual decision, and as a social and cultural phenomenon." - Julia S. Torrie, English Historical Review.
"fascinating..." - Richard Overy, Daily Telegraph
"...superb... With a particularly keen eye for the quotation that brings personal experience to life, Goeschel has painstakingly collected and shrewdly interpreted a rich vein of previously unused archive sources." - Cornelie Usborne, Times Higher Education Supplement
"Christian Goeschel's clear and
compelling account handles a difficult subject with care and sensitivity. It combines considerable scholarship with enviable clarity of focus, and contributes significantly to our understanding of invididual and collective mentalities in Nazi Germany." - Tim Kirk, Times Literary Supplement
"A unique analysis...placing suicides within an historical context, which Goeschel sensitively and eloquently accomplishes, can offer a broader understanding of the social and political realities affecting the German population during this time period, thus making Suicide in Nazi Germany a significant contribution to the sometimes contentious historiographical debates in modern
German history." - Sharyn Schmitz, American Association of Suicidology
"... carefully researched..." - Franziska Augstein, Sueddeutsche Zeitung
"Christian Goeschel addresses a fascinating topic that opens up new perspectives...[and] significantly enriches our picture of the history of the self under National Socialism." - Andreas Killen, American Historical Review
"A fascinating assessment of the culture of suicide in nazi Germany" - Norman J.W. Goda, Journal of Contemporary History
"Provides interesting insights into the history of the Weimar Republic as well as the history of Nazi
Germany...a useful book for historians [of both]." - Paul Bookbinder, European History Quarterly.
1: The Weimar Background
2: Suicide under the Swastika, 1933-1939
3: Suicides of German Jews, 1933-1945
4: War-time suicides, 1939-1944