Born: September 29, 1912
Number of victims: 7+
Date of murders: 1940 - 1941
Method of murder: Stabbing / Bludgeoning
Location: Berlin, Germany
The year was 1939 and the whole of Europe was engulfed in a devastating war. In Berlin, however, life continued almost as normal. Germany still had the upper hand at this stage and the capital’s residents had very little to worry about. Then an unexpected threat appeared, a sexual sadist who began preying on woman riding the S Bahn around Rummelsburg.
Between 1939 and 1941, the fiend killed at least seven women, raping them before beating them to death with a length of lead cable. The Berlin police were sure that the killer was a foreign worker, most probably a Jew, so they were surprised when they eventually made an arrest in 1941. The S-Bahn killer was a 28-year-old railway worker and loyal Nazi party member named Paul Ogorzow.
That allegiance, however, counted for nothing when Ogorzow was tried for murder. After a trial that lasted just a single afternoon, he was found guilty and sentenced to death. He was executed by a firing squad on July 26, 1941.