German Bruno Lyudka from 1924 to 1943 killed 84 women

05 Jun

May 1930, villagers Altenvedel, located near the town of Reetts in Pomerania, were thrilled by the news of the murder of 32-year old Elsa Ladwig. The body of the unfortunate discovered in a pond. Elsa killed with extreme cruelty.
Life in these places was an idyllic, from the high-profile events – only the annual cattle fair. Nothing can disturb the daily life of villagers: once a week they went to church twice – in a tavern. People who lived in Pomerania, differed calm character, so what happened was for the villagers a terrible shock.
Fell under suspicion 26-year-old lover who died Herman Ferkho who worked as apprentice coach-house. Elsa expecting his child. Herman was taken into custody for questioning, he categorically denied that he committed the murder of his beloved: “It was the closest person to me! Nor can I at this! “Herman Ferkho released due to lack of evidence. But relatives of the deceased and the other villagers for a long time called the young man’s killer.
April 3, 1941 in the woods near the town of Koenigs Wusterhausen, bred in the suburbs of Berlin, found the body of strangled 24-year old local resident Kate Mundt. A forensic examination found that the woman before her death was sexually assaulted. 4 May of that year, at number 15 on the Berlin street Vattshtrasse, discovered the corpse of 61-year old Mina Gutreman that sells tobacco products. The body of a woman with a fractured skull was in the bedroom.
Two days later found the bodies of the spouses Uman, the owners of the inn “Forest eatery, located near the railway station Grünau in Berlin. The apartment, which lay dead, was defeated: stolen liquor, canned food and tobacco products.
March 9, 1942 in the woods Mihendorfskom passersby saw the decomposed corpse of a woman. Soon it was established that the victim – 48-year-old employee of accounting Bert Berger. Killer cracked her skull. June 5 in the copse, near the railway station Hoppergarten “came the attempted murder of 30-year old Theresa Paul, who with two children aged three and four years old, was sent home from the station. Offender a blow from behind knocked down and Teresa snatched from her shopping bag. Children cried, and probably prevented a man complete the plan.
August 3 at number 40 on Bleybtroyshtrasse in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district was found murdered 31-year-old Anna Zaltys foreign workers. She lay in the clothes on the bed with electrical wire around his neck. In the suspected murder of the mistress, with her husband that Anna was having an affair. Woman arrested, but released after six weeks because of the facts for the charge was not enough.
Investigating the killings were primarily imperial control of security. At the end of December 1942 the head of the Commission on their investigation, became advisor to the criminal police Sturmbannfuhrer SS Togottse. According to historians, the Togottse there was virtually no professional forensic knowledge. And it demanded from fast deployment of serial killings, as in “greater Germany” State should not act maniacs.
Before Togottse were impressive size folders with six cases of unsolved murders and one attempted murder. Sturmbannfuhrer SS did not have time to read them. Soon after his appointment as head of the commission received a report from the Berlin district of Köpenick that on the site № 56 Kepenikskogo urban forests found strangled unknown middle-aged woman.
Togottse it was necessary to solve the crime, so as not to be on the front. He drew an investigation into a 29-year Commissioner Franz Henze.
The Commissioner went to the district Köpenick, where, after studying the crime scene and the traditional gathering of information found on the site that number 56 had been killed 53-year-old pensioner Frida Rösner, who lived in the area. For two days looking for her relatives. They said that on Jan. 29 Freda went to the urban forest to collect dry twigs for the stove. So did the fourth winter of the war practically all the inhabitants of Köpenick, since coal was very little.
In the woods woman was raped and strangled. Witnesses to the crime was not found. Commissioner Francis felt a glimmer of hope to go on the trail of the murderer by a stolen bag of the victim. The bag was made of good leather. The murderer could try to sell it or make it into another object. Expectations were not met. On the third day after the discovery of the body of a murdered woman Henze Franz had nothing to report to the Adviser Togottsu. Councilor hurry slave and he feverishly investigated reports of previous investigations, looking for other ways to find the killer.
Commissioner Francis was convinced that the murder of Frau Rösner has not been previously prepared. The murderer and the victim met by chance in the city forest. From this, Franz had concluded that the killer of the pensioner lives in the Köpenick.
Hentz, Franz became a check of all men living in Köpenick, which conflicted with the law. He learned a huge amount of police and judicial affairs. Acquaintance with them took him two months. Franz hardly slept. He found a 93 track, which requested to check their subordinates.
As the suspects detained two men from scratches, bum, drunk sergeant major, carter garbage and local Fuhrer Hitler. But after several hours they were released from custody.
Commissioner Franz drew attention to the case of a 45-year Lyudka Bruno, who prosecuted for cruelty to animals. Passers-by who witnessed how Bruno Lyudka lashed whip the horses went to the police with a complaint against him. The chief secretary of the Criminal Police kepenikskoy inspection Heyntsmyuller to whom the Commissioner Franz, convinced him that Bruno harmless: “His head is not in order. Besides, his mother was a relative of the murdered. It can not be involved in this. ”
Franz believed Heyntsmyulleru and began to study the materials of investigation and inquiry for other unsolved murders of women that were committed in the past 25 years on the territory under the jurisdiction of the Berlin police to investigate the killings. The Commissioner appeared assumption that these killings may have been committed by one perpetrator. But his colleagues previously engaged in investigating these crimes, strongly rejected this assumption. This did not stop France, he became he studied numerous reports on the crime scene, interrogation reports and expert opinion. Again began to view some of the older cases, including the case of Bruno Lyudka. Later, he said: “If my hands did not get this thing, it would have continued to gather dust on a shelf.”
The Commissioner drew attention to reports that Bruno Lyudka sometimes harassed women on the street with obscene language and stealing wood materials Kepenikskom urban forest. If he was stealing firewood there, it knows the terrain. And what if he was in the woods in the day when there is going to dry twigs pensioner Rösner?
Commissioner summoned the chief secretary of Köpenick Heyntsmyullera and told him that he wants to chat with Lyudka.
– With this jerk? Pointless endeavor! – Hayntsmyuller said.
But the commissioner insisted on a visit to a peddler of linen from the laundry Bruno Lyudka.
Recording Commissioner Franz Henze detention Lyudka in the laundry area Köpenick: “I got the impression that he was necessarily aware of the fact Rösner. Therefore, he was subjected to pre-arrested and taken to the police department. ”
Commissioner Franz in the presence of chief secretary and stenographer Heyntsmyullera two o’clock questioned Lyudka. Linen peddler was stubborn and rejected the suggestion that he had committed murder plot number 56. But gladly told me that he likes well-built woman. The Charter of the questioning, Lyudka said: “If I give to eat – do not say a word!”
Commissioner interrupted questioning and sent the chief secretary and stenographer Heyntsmyullera home. Record in fact, he explained it: “I got the impression that the presence of several persons binds Lyudka. It seemed also that the usual form of interrogation is not acceptable to him. We had to try to establish with him a certain personal touch, it should create some kind of an atmosphere of confidence to be able to discuss with him the thorny issues of the case. ”
Franz questioned peddler underwear to night. What they said remains unknown. The protocol was not conducted, both parties have long conversations no longer alive. On the night the conversation became known because left a journal entry guard duty police jail, according to which the duty sergeant in 1 hour and 30 minutes Lyudka escorted out of the office of Commissioner Franz cell.
In the morning the Commissioner said Chief Secretary Heyntsmyulleru stenographers and other employees that the murder of Frau Rösner disclosed than flabbergasted them.
– Lyudka managed to make a confession? – Recovering from his astonishment, asked Hantsmyuller.
– No, but today it is recognized, I’m sure of it! And now we go to the crime scene! – Said the commissioner.
On the way to district Köpenick Hantsmyullera, stenographer and staff of the investigative group was waiting for a new surprise. Peddler linen changed. Hostility has disappeared, to France, he refers both to old friends. He even refers to him as “thou” than were arresting views of fellow travelers. The car did Lyudka predicted Franz recognition of the murder of Frau Rösner! And a broad smile!
At 56-m section of the forest Bruno Lyudka told where and how the body lay in what condition the clothing was killed, where the bushes had hidden her shoes.
He later confessed to the crime before the other members of the commission to investigate the killings, before the adviser Togottse, before the representatives of the Imperial General Directorate of Security.
Within days, he confessed to all seven killings.
The announcement of the interrogation, conducted March 22, 1943, said: “Lyudka recalled that he had molested the various women with immoral harassment. His attention was drawn to the possibility that in these cases, as in the case Rosner, he used force to compel women to give him advances. Lyudka replied to this, perhaps, he strangled a few more women. To remember the details, it is necessary, he said, to think in a calm atmosphere. He promised to say more tomorrow. ”
Linen peddler admitted even in 54 murders of women, including the massacre of Elsa Ladwig in 1930 in the Pomeranian countryside Altenvedel. Confessed to the attack on Theresa Paul.
Members of the Commission of Inquiry behaved with him as a close friend. Bruno went with the bath, told the latest jokes, assured that for Christmas he will be home. Even slept in his chamber, when Lyudka getting bored. And he confessed to other killings.
At the end of 1943 on the orders of SS Reichsfuhrer, Reich Interior, Heinrich Himmler’s Commission on the case Lyudka was disbanded. All its employees have a subscription to disclose information relating to his case. In a country where the “superior race”, there could be no such people as moronic sex maniac Bruno Lyudka.
Commissioner Franz as the head of the commission was the last task – to prepare a progress report. Several months later, Franz has lost a booking has been sent to the front and a few days before the end of the war, was killed in the battle for Berlin.
Bruno Lyudka 11 December 1943 was transferred to the prison at the Central Institute of forensic police in Vienna for a psychiatric examination. This checks if he could commit murder, in which confessed, and held the usual medical research: a puncture of the brain and spinal cord, a common blood test.
Bruno began to understand that will not be home for Christmas, if you will confess to new killings. He refused to testify, and began to resist the daily experiments. Bruno insisted that his friend Heinz took him to Berlin.
After a while Lyudka introduced ten cubic centimeters of solution of potassium cyanide. In the last minutes of Commissioner Franz said: “According to the Criminal Police Adviser Krause Lyudka died April 8, 1944 at 15 hours in jail Criminal Police Office, after a brief illness. Reich Criminal Police Office motion to dismiss Lyudka.
Bruno’s relatives refused to issue his body for burial. They have provided a death certificate in a sealed envelope, twenty-six Reichsmark and fifty-two pfennig in cash from the prison fund and its clothing. Case Lyudka acquired the status of “secret affairs of imperial values.”
After 12 years of investigation materials falling into the hands of the West German journalist Schnitzler, which is using them, wrote the story “At night, when it comes to the devil.” In 1957, the American director of German descent, Robert Sodmak took on the novel the film that they saw on the cinema screens, millions of viewers.
Sisters, Bruno asked the Hamburg District Court, demanding to ban the demonstration movie. Lawyer Doctor Raise substantiated in court their claim as follows: “The film is presented as taken on the basis of documents … Bruno Lyudka named in the film – by name and surname – killer-maniac, but against him not to bring charges. There was no verdict. ” The court rejected the claim: “Both the complainant can not appeal to the articles of the law stipulating responsibility for the insult to the memory of the dead. The deceased had confessed to the murder and as a result, found himself in the public eye. ”
On the same day in Hamburg kinoanonsah evening newspaper announced: “We continue to show! “At night, when it comes to the devil” – a secret deal imperial values. Thriller superclass! “.

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