|Date|| February 28, 1930|
|Location(s)||Chemnitz, German Reich|
Mrs. Müller was married to Richard Müller, an unemployed locksmith and war veteran, who lived on disability benefits. They had seven children together, but the marriage was unhappy and the couple had frequent arguments. On February 28, 1930, around noon, the two again had a serious quarrel, after which Richard Müller left their house in the Louis-Otto-Straße to retrieve his pension, but didn't return afterwards.
Presumably around 5 p.m. the 30-year-old woman eventually opened a gas tap, thus killing herself and six of her children, two girls, aged 6 and 12 years, and four boys, aged 3 months, 3, 9, and 10 years. The family tragedy was discovered by the Müller's 16-year-old daughter, when she came home from work around 9 p.m. and was alarmed by the smell of gas. She called their neighbours for help, who then broke open the door and found the seven bodies in the kitchen.
- ↑ Kills Herself and Six Children, The New York Times (March 2, 1930)
- ↑ Verzweiflungstat einer Mutter, Schwedter Tageblatt (March 1, 1930)
- ↑ Letzte Rundfunk-Meldungen - Sechsfacher Mord und Selbstmord, Jenaer Volksblatt (March 1, 1930) (p. 2)
- ↑ Uit het Buitenland - Ontzettend familiedrama, Zeeuwsche Koerier (March 7, 1930)
- ↑ Buitenlandsch Gemengd - Ontzettend familiedrama, Leidsch Dagblad (March 3, 1930)
- ↑ Tragisch familie-drama, Leidsche Courant (March 3, 1930)
- ↑ Acht Todesopfer bei Familientragödien, Altonaer Nachrichten (March 1, 1930)
- ↑ Mit ihren 6 Kindern in den Tod, Berliner Volks-Zeitung (Narch 1, 1930) (Abend-Ausgabe)
- ↑ Neues aus aller Welt - Familientragödie eines Kriegsbeschädigten, Hamburger Anzeiger (Narch 1, 1930)
- ↑ Mit sechs Kindern in den Tod, Vossische Zeitung (March 1, 1930) (Abend-Asugabe)
- ↑ Eine grauenhafte Familientragödie, Die Neue Zeitung (March 2, 1930)
- ↑ Furchtbare Familientragödie in Chemnitz, Coburger Zeitung (March 3, 1930)