Joachim Knychala

The Vampire of Bytom, Frankenstein

  Active for 8 years
(1975-1982) in Poland




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  10. 6 Timeline Events
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  13. 6 Books About Joachim Knychala
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Joachim Knychala the Polish serial killer known as The vampire of Bytom, Wampir z Bytomia, and Frankenstein, who murdered 5 women between 1975 and 1982. Knychala mother who rejected him and often had sex with boyfriends in front of him. His grandmother violent punished Knychala on a daily basis. Knychala attacked his victims with an axe, butchering and desecrating their bodies after death. Sentenced to death and hanged on October 28, 1985 at Montelupich Prison, Kraków, People's Republic of Poland.

Joachim Knychala Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Joachim Knychala (aka) The Vampire of Bytom, Frankenstein, was active for 8 years between 1975-1982, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 5 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Poland

Joachim Knychala was born on September 8th 1952 in Bytom, People's Republic of Poland. He was raised by mother, grandmother. Joachim Knychala was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Joachim Knychala a male citizen of Poland.

In 1975 (Age 22/23) Joachim Knychala started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of vampirism, and murder his victims.

Joachim Knychala died on October 28th 1985 (Age 33), cause of death: capital punishment, execution by hanging at Montelupich Prison, Poland.

Profile Completeness: 52%
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Joachim Knychala has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Joachim Knychala a known:

Joachim Knychala
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Updated: 2018-10-10 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Joachim Knychała
Nickname: The Vampire of Bytom, Frankenstein
Victims: 5 - 5
Years Active: 1975 - 1982
Ages Active: 22/23 - 29/30
Active Countries: Poland
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1952 - 1985
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Poland
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 8, 1952
Native Name: Joachim Knychała
Given Name: Joachim
Birth Location: Bytom, People's Republic of Poland
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: mother, grandmother
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: death, execution by hanging
Prison Location: Montelupich Prison, Poland
Executed: Oct 28, 1985 (Age 33)
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Oct 28, 1985 (Age 33)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: execution by hanging
Death Location: Montelupich Prison, Poland
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: FALSE
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Joachim Knychala

The 6 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Joachim Knychala. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Sep 08 1952Joachim Knychala was born in Bytom, People's Republic of Poland.  #19520908
Sep 08 1972
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 22/23)
Joachim Knychala started his serial killing spree. #1975
(Age 29/30)
Joachim Knychala ended his serial killing spree. #1982
Sep 08 1982
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Oct 28 1985
(Age 33)
Joachim Knychalawas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,execution by hangingat Montelupich Prison, Poland. #19851028
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Boolean Questions:
physically abused TRUE 231
psychologically abused TRUE 224
used weapon TRUE 453
drank blood TRUE 442
suicide FALSE 225
used gun FALSE 451

Books that Mention Joachim Knychala

Book: My Life Among the Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Joachim Knychala)
Dr. Helen Morrison
My Life Among the Serial Killers
Book: The Anatomy of Violence (mentions serial killer Joachim Knychala)
Adrian Raine
The Anatomy of Violence
Book: All Rivers Run to the Sea (mentions serial killer Joachim Knychala)
Elie Wiesel
All Rivers Run to the Sea
Book: Every Move You Make (mentions serial killer Joachim Knychala)
M. William Phelps
Every Move You Make
Book: Holocaust Journey (mentions serial killer Joachim Knychala)
Martin Gilbert
Holocaust Journey
Book: The Gates of Janus (mentions serial killer Joachim Knychala)
Ian Brady
The Gates of Janus

6 Books that mention Serial Killer
Joachim Knychala

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0061809594 My Life Among the Serial... 33
0307475611 The Anatomy of Violence 1
0307760081 All Rivers Run to the Sea 1
0786024976 Every Move You Make 12
0231109652 Holocaust Journey 1
1627310142 The Gates of Janus 14

Joachim Knychała (September 8, 1952 – October 28, 1985) was a Polish serial killer, known as "The Vampire of Bytom" or "Frankenstein", who murdered five women between 1975 and 1982 in the Upper Silesian industrial region. He was apprehended, sentenced to death and hanged.

External References
  1. Q6204584 on, Retrieved on Oct 10, 2018.
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Joachim Knychala is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #4 of 4[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Poland
  2. #15 of 20[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Vampires sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #20 of 39[ Page 2 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #25 of 41[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  5. #204 of 651[ Page 14 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #325 of 651[ Page 22 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #379 of 651[ Page 26 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #434 of 651[ Page 29 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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