Year: 1996 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.2, no.2, (1996), p.129-144 SIEC No: 19960052

Very little research has been conducted into suicidality under extreme life-threatening conditions, although suicidal behaviour in general could be better understood by a closer examination of this area. Former inmates of various German concentration camps, exposed to just such extreme conditions, reported a low suicide rate although a large number of inmates thought about committing suicide. The reasons for this are discussed. (36 refs.)