The suicide rate in the concentration camps was extraordinarily high: a comment on Bronisch and Lester

Archives of Suicide Research : Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research
David Lester


Previous reports, based on limited reports from inmates who survived the Nazi concentration camps, have claimed that suicide was rare in the concentration camps. Using slightly more detailed, but nonetheless still limited, data from survivors of the camps, it is estimated that the suicide rates in the camp were most likely 25,000 per 100,000 per year or higher and, therefore, enormous!


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