Germany · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills 8, including members of his family, with axe to hide embezzling crimes

December 1, 1924 Germany Fritz Angerstein kills 8 to cover his embezzlement from his employer Angerstein’s murder spree took the lives of his wife, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and five others, all of whom were killed with an axe or knife. He then set the bodies and the building on fire, ran to the garden to cut… Continue reading Man kills 8, including members of his family, with axe to hide embezzling crimes

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Former German police officer murders, dismembers, possibly cannibalizes willing participant

November 4, 2013 Hartmannsdorf-Reichenau, Germany Former police officer Detlev Günzel is involved in the death, dismemberment, and possible cannibalism of Wojciech Stempniewicz after the two met on a cannibal fetishist online community According to court documents, Stempniewicz wanted to be killed and eaten “to fulfill his sexual desires” when he joined the cannibalism community. The… Continue reading Former German police officer murders, dismembers, possibly cannibalizes willing participant

Executions · Germany · Political

German teen beheaded for distributing anti-Nazi publications

October 27, 1942 Berlin, Germany 17-year-old Helmuth Günther Guddat Hübener is executed for defying the Nazi regime Hübener, a devout member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints (also referred to as Mormons), was morally against the actions of the Nazis, including the limiting of civil rights of all citizens and in particular the treatment of… Continue reading German teen beheaded for distributing anti-Nazi publications

Executions · Germany · Religion

Family tortured, burned at stake

July 29, 1600 Bavaria, Germany The Pappenheimer family is accused of witchcraft, tortured extensively, and burned at the stake The 17th century was not a kind time to any accused of witchcraft, but the Pappenheimers stand out for the amount of detail in their torture and deaths that have survived the centuries. Anna, the family… Continue reading Family tortured, burned at stake

Executions · Germany

Man executed for preying on women during the blackouts from World War II

July 26, 1941 Berlin, Germany German serial killer and rapist Paul Ogorzow is executed Ogorzow worked for the railway system, and took advantage of blackouts during Allied bombings to carry out his crimes. Early attacks were primarily focused on wives of men serving in the war. He would bludgeon, strangle, or threaten his victims with… Continue reading Man executed for preying on women during the blackouts from World War II