Situationists Michèle Bernstein, Guy Debord, and Asger Jorn in 1957. In this year, the Situationist International was founded, and its manifesto, Report on the Construction of Situations, was published.
Walter Benjamin's library card. He fled to Paris from Germany, then hoped to reach the USA after Paris fell to the Nazis. At Port-bou, he was told by authorities he'd be turned over to the Gestapo, at which point Benjamin chose to take his own life. Brave and horrible decisions to face.
Walter Benjamin in the Bibliothèque National, 1939, by Gisèle Freund. A prominent German-Jewish intellectual, who committed suicide because he thought he was going to fall into the hands of the Nazis. His writings are flashes of insight and brilliance.