Authors: Scott Andrew Selby
A SERIAL KILLER IN NAZI BERLIN
The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer
SCOTT ANDREW SELBY
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Selby, Scott Andrew.
A serial killer in Nazi Berlin : the chilling true story of the S-Bahn murderer / Scott Andrew Selby.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Ogorzow, Paul. 2. Berliner S-Bahn (Germany) 3. Serial murders—Germany—
Berlin—Case studies. 4. Serial murder investigation—Germany—Berlin—Case studies.
5. Berlin (Germany)—History—1918–1945. I. Title.
FIRST EDITION: January 2014
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Dedicated to all the victims of the S-Bahn Murderer
In the coming war we shall fight not only on land, on sea, and in the air. There will be a fourth theatre of operations—the Inner Front. That front will decide on the continued existence or the irrevocable death of the German nation.
HEINRICH HIMMLER, SEPTEMBER 1937
LIST OF S-BAHN STATIONS ON KEY ROUTE
not open to the public during this time]
CHRONOLOGY OF BACKGROUND EVENTS—AUGUST 1939 TO JULY 1941
Germany and the Soviet Union sign a nonaggression pact
Germany invades Poland (widely considered the start of World War II)
The UK, Australia, New Zealand, India, and France declare war on Germany; a German U-boat sinks an unarmed British passenger ship, starting the Battle of the Atlantic
The United States declares neutrality regarding this conflict
The Soviet Union attacks Poland
Germany and the Soviet Union now occupy a divided Poland
Germany invades Denmark and Norway; Denmark surrenders
Germany begins the invasion of Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg; Luxembourg is occupied
The Netherlands surrenders to Germany
Belgium surrenders to Germany
Norway surrenders to Germany
France signs an armistice with Germany
Germany accidentally bombs a church in London
The UK bombs Berlin
The Blitz begins—Germany bombs London and other British cities on purpose
Japan, Italy, and Germany sign the Tripartite Pact—establishing the Axis Powers
German and British land forces fight in Libya
Invasion of Yugoslavia by Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, and Italy
Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany
Greece surrenders to Germany
Germany breaks its pact with the Soviet Union and invades it
Hermann Göring orders Reinhard Heydrich to plan the Final Solution of the Jewish question (i.e., the Holocaust)
Attacked November 1940 on the S-Bahn
Attacked August 1939 in the garden area
Attacked December 1940 on the S-Bahn
GERTRUDE “GERDA” DITTER
Attacked October 1940 in the garden area
Attacked January 1941 on the S-Bahn