Homicide

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue January. 11, 2019 676 views

Today was a sunny and bright day. The night before was freezing cold. Early in the morning the streets were not only slippery with ice but really dangerous - at least for such an incompetent person as me. I’m already struggling to keep my balance on my own two feet during good weather and in summer without ice on the street. I hope nobody was watching, when I staggered besides Felix like a panic-stricken stork instead of a pride dog owner. I decided to use four wheels instead of two legs the rest of the day ... After bringing my mother to the hospital – the usual check up, who will drive the whole family insane of fear until we will get the results – I gave myself a day off to photograph some interesting things besides snow and ice.

Since decades I see from the corner of my eye a gravestone besides the road. Btw. it's not far from the oak with the rusty Jesus. I never took my time to park the car and really look at it. Today I did it, because I wanted to take some pictures. It was not at all what I suspected! It's not a gravestone but a memorial.

I was surprised and shocked about the story:

Four men were killed in 1946 at this spot. Two of them were on their way to the next village to buy horses. Josef Supper and Franz Schreiner were attacked and robbed. One was killed on the spot the other heavily injured. Two police officers intervened and tried to catch the murderer. In the end Josef Böhm and Johann Kastler became victims themselves. A farmer brought the dead and the survivors with his horse cart to Deutschkreutz. The two heavily injured men were barely alive and both of them died in the hospital of Oberpullendorf – yes, the very same hospital, which my mother had to visit today. In the end none of the four men survived the armed raid. The crime was never solved and the murderer never caught.

I asked myself, if the same person (poacher) did it, which shot Walter Shekolin not too far from this place only two month later.

Deutschkreutz and in the background Sopron (Hungary)

Deutschkreutz and in the background Sopron (Hungary)

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Berckmans Peter 1 week, 3 days ago

Strange story, murder and murder. Still taking care of your parents,all respect for that. My father has decided to go to a home for the elderly. So it gets a bit easier for me,but it not feels right to me.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 week, 3 days ago

Easier? I don't think so. You will still care and visit und make sure everything will be allright. It's just a more save (hopefully) place for your father.
I hope our help will be back soon. *SIGH*

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 week, 3 days ago

I have sometimes the feeling my life stops. Heard one time on a program about this situations, and somebody called old needing people are like vampires. This is a cruel opinion but there is some thruth in it.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 week, 3 days ago

It sounds worse than it is. The psychological effect ist for all people the same: Everybody is feeling helpless - the elderly people as well as the younger generation, which want to help.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 week, 3 days ago

So true

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Antonio Gil 1 week, 4 days ago

To die in a murder after surviving the WWII must have been so difficult to understand. This must be one of the first serial killers. Love the B&W picture

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 1 week, 4 days ago

Yes, it's shocking. I'm sure, they were killed, because the killer was a well known person - maybe a neighbor, an old class mate ... Sad, that (the end of) bad times don't produce better people.

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Andi Saw 1 week, 4 days ago

New year, all good faschion homicides, dead bodies, murderers blue heart 
I missed you girl! smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 1 week, 4 days ago

SIGH - it seems I will end up with the same terrific terrifying selection of photgraphic hot spots as last year! Must be the fact, that I'm still doing my duty as the "surrogate-24-hour-help" instead of the real 24-hour-help. Next week Roland will turn 65 and I'm sure I can't be at home to celebrate with my husband, because I will drive my mother to the hospital.

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Andi Saw Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 week, 4 days ago

Everything will be fine, my dear. 
You'll celebrate with Roland, Your mom's gonna be ok. 
Spring will come back
blue heart Resist my friend!

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Pete Fitzgetald 1 week, 4 days ago

respectful and they are remembered

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 1 week, 4 days ago

Indeed! I really thought it would be a grave, because I saw sometimes people bringing flowers and candles.

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