The Hinterkaifeck Axe Murders


The Hinterkaifeck Axe Murders public domain
The Hinterkaifeck Axe Murders public domain

In 1922, a little farm in the woods of Bavaria became the site of what would become Germany’s most famous unsolved murder, when six people were brutally killed with a pick axe. What led up to it and followed is nothing short of bizarre.

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