Executions · Female Killers · Germany · Serial Killers

Convicted serial killer Elisabeth Wiese is executed

February 2, 1905 Berlin, Germany “Angel maker” Elisabeth Wiese (51, pictured) is executed Elisabeth began a career as a midwife, though when she found herself unwed and pregnant, she switched professions to better provide for herself and her child. Elisabeth (whose surname was Berkefeld at the time) picked up the mantle of abortionist, which was… Continue reading Convicted serial killer Elisabeth Wiese is executed

Germany · Religion

Man kills his family, after supposedly losing money given to him by the Devil

January 2, 1621 Quedlinburg, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (current day Germany) Heinrich Rosenzweig kills his wife and six children with a sword and axe Rosenzweig was a Jew in a time and place that saw much antisemitism, so the validity of the account is debatable. The woodcut-illustrated account of the murder reports Rosenzweig, a wealthy… Continue reading Man kills his family, after supposedly losing money given to him by the Devil

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