Saturday, January 30, 2010

unnervingly sexy serial killers

Bruno Lüdke
His murderous career was particularly prolific in the years leading up to WWII, when, while working as a laundry truck driver, he stabbed and strangled as many as 80 women, frequently raping them before and even after their deaths. During the war authorities apprehended Ludke as he molested a young woman, and under the Gestapo leader Heinrich Himmler's orders, he was sterilized.
On January 29, 1943, he murdered his final victim, Frieda Rosner, and slipped into a state of severe dementia. The police accidentally discovered Ludke while conducting a routine investigation. In his madness he attempted to assault them, and was arrested. Once in custody, Ludke admitted to 85 killings, claiming rape was the main objective. Rather than prosecute him as criminally insane, the Nazi's decided to use Ludke as a human guinea pig in their experiments, and Ludke died in Vienna on April 8, 1944, when an experiment involving lethal chemicals proved fatal.