A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin by Scott Andrew Selby audiobook

A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin: The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer

By Scott Andrew Selby
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Gildan Media 9781469089973
7.37 Hours Unabridged
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As the Nazi war machine caused death and destruction throughout Europe, one man in the Fatherland began his own reign of terror. This is the true story of the pursuit and capture of a serial killer in the heart of the Third Reich. For all appearances, Paul Ogorzow was a model German. An employed family man, party member, and sergeant in the infamous Brownshirts, he had worked his way up in the Berlin railroad from a manual laborer laying track to assistant signalman. But he also had a secret need to harass and frighten women. Then he was given a gift from the Nazi high command. Due to Allied bombing raids, a total blackout was instituted throughout Berlin, including on the commuter trains—trains often used by women riding home alone from the factories. Under cover of darkness and with a helpless flock of victims to choose from, Ogorzow’s depredations grew more and more horrific. He escalated from simply frightening women to physically attacking them, eventually raping and murdering them. Beginning in September 1940, he started casually tossing their bodies off the moving train. Though the Nazi party tried to censor news of the attacks, the women of Berlin soon lived in a state of constant fear. It was up to Wilhelm Lüdtke, head of the Berlin police’s serious crimes division, to hunt down the madman in their midst. For the first time, the gripping full story of Ogorzow’s killing spree and Lüdtke’s relentless pursuit is told in dramatic detail.

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Summary

Summary

As the Nazi war machine caused death and destruction throughout Europe, one man in the Fatherland began his own reign of terror. This is the true story of the pursuit and capture of a serial killer in the heart of the Third Reich. For all appearances, Paul Ogorzow was a model German. An employed family man, party member, and sergeant in the infamous Brownshirts, he had worked his way up in the Berlin railroad from a manual laborer laying track to assistant signalman. But he also had a secret need to harass and frighten women. Then he was given a gift from the Nazi high command. Due to Allied bombing raids, a total blackout was instituted throughout Berlin, including on the commuter trains—trains often used by women riding home alone from the factories. Under cover of darkness and with a helpless flock of victims to choose from, Ogorzow’s depredations grew more and more horrific. He escalated from simply frightening women to physically attacking them, eventually raping and murdering them. Beginning in September 1940, he started casually tossing their bodies off the moving train. Though the Nazi party tried to censor news of the attacks, the women of Berlin soon lived in a state of constant fear. It was up to Wilhelm Lüdtke, head of the Berlin police’s serious crimes division, to hunt down the madman in their midst. For the first time, the gripping full story of Ogorzow’s killing spree and Lüdtke’s relentless pursuit is told in dramatic detail.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] gripping true account of a World War II serial killer. Onboard an electrified speeding train in Nazi Berlin, Scott Andrew Selby reveals an equally electrifying story of the railroad employee who could not stop murdering.” Robert Graysmith, USA Today bestselling author of Zodiac
“[This] the inherently interesting case should appeal to those who enjoy reading World War II history as well as to true-crime fans.” Library Journal
“Straightforward account of the historical curiosity of a sadistic serial killer preying on women in the heart of Nazi Germany…Selby shifts perspectives between Ogorzow’s grisly misdeeds—which culminated in his flinging his still-living victims from the speeding train—and the ‘Kripo’ (criminal police) detectives, determined to catch him yet kept in check by Heinrich Himmler and Joseph Goebbels, who ‘wanted to project an image of Nazi Germany…as a place free from such problems as the predations of a serial killer.’ Old-fashioned detective work eventually snared the killer…Selby creates verisimilitude by focusing on numerous details of daily life in the Third Reich, demonstrating how everything from rail travel to law enforcement was bent to the will of Hitler’s henchmen…Fans of serial-killer narratives will surely be engaged.” Kirkus Reviews
“In a chilling, fast-paced narrative full of shocking twists, this book reveals the true story of Paul Ogorzov, the S-Bahn Killer, and his crimes in compelling detail. This is a unique and riveting historical account of a lone predator hunting in the shadows of World War II Berlin.” Julian Rubinstein, award-winning author

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English