Fritz Haarmann

Butcher of Hannover, the Vampire of Hannover

  Active for 7 years
(1918-1924) in Germany

24

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

27

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 13 Books About Fritz Haarmann
  14. 7 External References
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Fritz Haarmann (Friedrich Heinrich Karl "Fritz" Haarmann) a German serial killer known as the Butcher of Hannover and the vampire of Hannover. Haarmann confessed to raping, killing and dismembering many young men between 1918 and 1924. Haarmann's preferred method of killing was biting through his victim's throat, sometimes while sodomizing them. He would then dump the bodies in the nearby river Leine. He is believed to have been responsible for the murder of twenty-seven boys and young men. He was convicted of twenty-four murders in 1924. In 1925, Fritz Haarmann was beheaded by guillotine in the grounds of Hanover prison.

Fritz Haarmann Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Fritz Haarmann (aka) Butcher of Hannover, the Vampire of Hannover, was active for 7 years between 1918-1924, known to have ( 24 confirmed / 27 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Germany

Fritz Haarmann was born (Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann) on October 25th 1879 in Hanover, German Empire. He was born 6th of 6 children and raised by both parents. Haarmann was raised as a youngest child and had five brother or sisters. His father, Ollie Haarmann. His mother, Johanna Claudius-Haarmann. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems. Fritz Haarmann was sexually and abused at some point of his life.

Haarmann a bisexual, pedophile male citizen of Germany, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. Haarmann completed 10 years of school, no degree received. Haarmann never married. He had at least one child with fiancé Erna Loewert.

Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1918 (Age 38/39) Fritz Haarmann started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of vampirism, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill victims at his own home. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife and children on a fishmongery, where Haarmann was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on June 22nd 1924 (Age 44), convicted on December 19th 1924 (Age 45), sentenced to execution by beheading via guillotine at Hanover Prison in Hanover, Germany. Haarmann was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Fritz Haarmann was executed on April 15th 1925 (Age 45).

Fritz Haarmann died on April 15th 1925 (Age 45), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by beheading via guillotine at Hanover Prison in Hanover, Germany.

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Fritz Haarmann has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months ago.

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Fritz Haarmann
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Fritz Haarmann
Nickname: Butcher of Hannover, the Vampire of Hannover
Victims: 24 - 27
Years Active: 1918 - 1924
Ages Active: 38/39 - 44/45
Active Countries: Germany
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1879 - 1925
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Germany
Sexual Preference: bisexual, pedophile
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Catholicism
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: October
Marital Status: never married
Children: at least one child with fiancé Erna Loewert
Living With: his wife and children on a fishmongery
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Oct 25, 1879
Birth Name: Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann
Native Name: Fritz Haarmann
Family Name: Haarmann
Given Name: Fritz
Birth Location: Hanover, German Empire
Birth Order: 6th of 6
Siblings: five brother or sisters
Rasied By: both parents
Birth Category: youngest child
Mother: Johanna Claudius-Haarmann
Father: Ollie Haarmann

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 10 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Jun 22, 1924 (Age 44)
Convicted: Dec 19, 1924 (Age 45)
Sentence: execution by beheading via guillotine
Prison Location: Hanover Prison in Hanover, Germany
Executed: Apr 15, 1925 (Age 45)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Apr 15, 1925 (Age 45)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by beheading via guillotine
Death Location: Hanover Prison in Hanover, Germany
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Fritz Haarmann

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Fritz Haarmann. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Oct 25 1879Fritz Haarmann was born in Hanover, German Empire.  #18791025
Oct 25 1899
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Oct 25 1909
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1918
(Age 38/39)
Fritz Haarmann started his serial killing spree. #1918
Oct 25 1919
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1924
(Age 44/45)
Fritz Haarmann ended his serial killing spree. #1924
Jun 22 1924
(Age 44)
Fritz Haarmann arrested. #19240622
Dec 19 1924
(Age 45)
Fritz Haarmann was convicted and sentenced to execution by beheading via guillotine at Hanover Prison in Hanover, Germany.  #19241219
Apr 15 1925
(Age 45)
Fritz Haarmann was executed. cause of death: capital punishment, executed by beheading via guillotine at Hanover Prison in Hanover, Germany. #19250415

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 267
problems in school TRUE 218
sexually abused TRUE 223
psychologist TRUE 256
forensic hospital TRUE 255
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
previous killed TRUE 207
kill at killers home TRUE 315
rape TRUE 447
bound TRUE 401
strangle TRUE 437
mutilated TRUE 440
drank blood TRUE 436
totem personal item TRUE 350
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
father drug abuse FALSE 190
mother drug abuse FALSE 192
teased in school FALSE 215
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
physically abused FALSE 228
psychologically abused FALSE 221
drug abuse FALSE 223
alcohol abuse FALSE 222
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
sex with body FALSE 426
ate part of body FALSE 445
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
robbed FALSE 414


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Friedrich Heinrich Karl "Fritz" Haarmann (25 October 1879 – 15 April 1925) was a German serial killer, known as the Butcher of Hanover, the Vampire of Hanover and the Wolf-Man, who committed the sexual assault, murder, mutilation and dismemberment of a minimum of 24 boys and young men between 1918 and 1924 in Hanover, Germany. Haarmann was found guilty of 24 of the 27 murders for which he was tried and sentenced to death by beheading in December 1924.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Fritz Haarmann on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Friedrich HAARMANN on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  3. Fritz Haarmann on de.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  4. Q61887 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  5. The Vampire of Hanover on www.vampires.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  6. Fritz Haarmann Vampire on vampireunderworld.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  7. JUDr. Miloslav Jedlička, Friedrich Haarmann on kriminalistika.eu, Retrieved on Mar 26, 2019.
Internal References

Fritz Haarmann is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #2 of 41 [ Page 1 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #3 of 20 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Germany
  3. #3 of 36 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in October
  4. #4 of 20 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Vampires sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #19 of 249 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #23 of 305 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #35 of 649 [ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #45 of 649 [ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #225 of 649 [ Page 15 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  10. #239 of 649 [ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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