Case 218

The Blackout Killers

*** Content Warning: serial killer, sexual assault, stalking ***

[Part 2 of 2]

In Berlin, Germany at the height of World War Two, a man took advantage of the Blackout orders at night to frighten and assault women in an isolated garden colony. Soon, he progressed to attacking and killing women on the S-Bahn train by throwing them from the carriage door while the train was in motion.

The Kripo worked to catch the killer but he outsmarted them at every turn, continuing to injure some and kill others. Investigations led to a man named Paul Ogorzow but he had a very strong alibi and was dismissed. So where was the S-Bahn Killer?



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Berlin’s Nazi serial killer – Medium

Paul Orgozow – The Berlin S-Bahn killer – The Mule

The S-Bahn murderer: A serial killer in Nazi Berlin



German Killer – The Miami Herald

Nazis execute killer of eight – The Daily News Leader



Hitler in Poland 1939(Officially licenced for use in this podcast, credit – The Footage Company Australia / British Movietone)

German minister of information Joseph Goebbels – (Officially licenced for use in this podcast from Periscope Film LLC)

Railway Signal School – (Officially licenced for use in this podcast from British Pathe Ltd)



A serial killer in Nazi Berlin: The chilling true story of the S-Bahn murderer – Scott Andrew Selby

Berlin At War – Roger Moorhouse

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