Year: 1997 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.3, no.3, (1997), p.223-224 SIEC No: 19970908

This article is a response to BronischÕs (1996) article about prisoner suicide in concentration camps. The author concurs with Bronisch, adding two possible factors that could also explain the relatively low suicide rate. He asserts that suicide was uncommon because there were clear external causes to blame for the inmates’ misery, decreasing suicidal ideation in prisoners. The author also asserts that the prisoners lacked the motivation & energy to commit suicide because they were severely depressed. (4 refs) (SC)