The Tragedy of Demmin – Past & Present

One of the biggest mass suicides ever happened in Demmin, a small town in the North East of Germany. It became known as the «Tragedy of Demmin» in which thousands took their own lives and that of their children — until this very day this dark history influences the people in Demmin and this town in a very special manner.

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Russians discovering some of the locals in Demmin that had committed suicide.

The Past

The Present

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Expulsion from Paradise — A book by the Demmin citizen and survivor of the Tragedy Karl Schlösser (only available in English)
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Florian Huber — Promise me you'll shoot yourself
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Marching neo-Nazis (source End Station Rechts)
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Neo-Nazis commemorating the deaths by the river Peene in Demmin (Source: Nordkurier)

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Born in Demmin, Germany | lives in Norway | Norway WW2 stories | Genealogy | POW Crossville | researching events in 1940s Berlin for a documentary | my memories

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