Fritz Angerstein
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Background information
Born (1891-01-03)January 3, 1891
Dillenburg, Germany

November 17, 1925(1925-11-17) (aged 34)
Freiendiez Central Prison, Diez, Germany

Cause of death Decapitation
Penalty Sentenced to death
Imprisoned at Freiendiez Central Prison
Spouse(s) Käthe Angerstein
Attack information
Date December 1, 1924
Location(s) Haiger, German Reich
Killed 8
Weapon(s) Hunting dagger

Fritz Heinrich Angerstein (January 3, 1891 – November 17, 1925) was a German mass murderer who killed his wife and seven other people at his home in Haiger, German Reich on December 1, 1924. Later that day he set fire to the house, stabbed himself and claimed a group of bandits was responsible for the crime, though within three days he confessed to have committed the murders himself. After a sensational trial that was widely publicised by the media at that time, Angerstein was sentenced to death. The verdict was carried out on November 17, 1925.


  • Käthe Angerstein, Angerstein's wife
  • ... Barth, Angerstein's mother-in-law
  • Minna Stoll, Angerstein's maidservant
  • Ella Barth, 18, Angerstein's sister-in-law
  • Ditthart, bookkeeper
  • Kiel, clerk
  • Geis, Angerstein's gardener
  • Rudi Darr, gardener's assistant


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