Fritz, Fritz Harmon, Hanover discussed on Serial Killers

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Maybe it's the way these monsters conceal their true natures hiding violent evil behind ordinary human faces, but beasts like these don't just exist in myth throughout history. Many have seized on our tendency to overlook those who appear quiet or friendly only dropping the act once it's too late to run like Fritz Harmon a man who raped and murdered at least twenty four young boys beginning in nineteen eighteen he wrought havoc on the city of Hannover Germany, while working with local law enforcement as an informant Harmon didn't look evil. He was meek and shy. The kind of man we pass on the street every day without noticing but his crimes were so unspeakable. They gained Fritz Harmon, the nickname, the where wolf of Hanover, and even more telling the vampire. Hi, I'm Greg polson from the park has network. This is serial killers today. We're going to take a deep dive into the life of Fritz Harmon and his horrific rampage through Hanover. I'm here with my co host than the Richardson. Hi, everyone many of you have been asking us how you can support the podcast if you enjoy the show one of the best ways to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you listen to podcasts while you're there. You can listen to previous episodes of serial killers as well as park has other podcasts. A new episode comes out every Monday, you can also find us on Facebook and Instagram at park cast and on Twitter at park cast network or in our website park, cast dot com. Fritz Harmon the where wolf of Hanover killed at least twenty four young boys in Hanover, Germany throughout the nineteen twenty s he's best known for killing his victims by biting through their Adams samples like a wolf tearing his prey to shreds Fritz Harmon was born in Hanover, Germany in eighteen seventy nine he was the youngest of six children and was doted upon by his mother off into the disdain of his authoritarian father as a young boy Fritz gravitated toward feminine activities. Preferring to dress up his sister's dolls and do needlework rather than playing sports with his brothers. He also liked to wear his sister's close these habits, drew the IRA of his father Ali Ali terrorized the entire Harmon family. He was a notorious philanderer and had affairs with numerous women. He paid little attention to his wife and screened at her in front of the children. But he saved the worst of his cruelty. Fritz Ali couldn't accept what he deemed the unnatural femininity in Fritz personality, he verbally and physically abused Fritz? When he called him wearing his sister's dresses the abuse caused Fritz to develop a warped conception of masculinity inextricably linked to physical and verbal violence. Fritz hated his father and never forgave him for these early brutalities the abuse brought out a more menacing side of Fritz which emerged when he was still just a child. Young Fritz started to play new kinds of games. He would tie up a sisters and watch them struggle to free themselves at night. He would run around outside and tap on his neighbors windows discount them in school Fritz was a quiet well behaved child, but not a great student. Teachers noted he was prone to daydreaming and had to repeat a year twice. Unfortunately, he faced abuse here too. He later claimed that he was molested by teacher at the. Eight but refused to provide any further details Fritz started acting out when he reached his teenage years, he grew progressively less. Interested in school and displayed little discipline facing. Verbal and physical abuse at home and at school Fritz may have been unable to find a healthy outlet for his emotions add that to his inability to participate in the so-called feminine activities. He enjoyed and his shame and frustration might have begun to transform into rage doctor. Andrea Brandt alliance psychotherapist says, quote, shame can be a major anger trigger because when we harbor shame. We tend to react defensively when we're criticized or given even minor feedback and quote Vanessa's going to take over on the psychology here. And throughout the episode. Please note Vanessa is not a license collagen or psychiatrist, but she has done a lot of research for this show. Thanks, greg. Another. Greg psychology, professor, Dr Greg Henrikus writes, quote, it is not all uncommon for people to experience themselves and their emotions as split into different self states that compete against one another and one of the most common of those splits is the split between anger and guilt, and quote Fritz was made to feel guilty for almost everything about himself. Thanks to his father's verbal and physical abuse. Exactly. Dr Henry Kaz further describes how people often publicly display guilt in the hopes of ingratiating themselves or avoiding punishment while privately holding onto intense anger in this case Fritz is guilt could have reflected an anger that would one day terrorize the entire city in nineteen Eighty-four at the age of fourteen Fritz realized he needed an escape he sought an end to the monotony of school and the abuse of his home life with the hard. One permission of his parents, Fritz quit school and be. Gann apprentices for locksmith, but he sinned found out. He did not like this any better than school and only worked for a few months before he dropped out to join the military in nineteen eighty five. There were no age restrictions of the time. So Fritz was able to join the military despite being only fifteen years old somewhat. Surprisingly, he took to military life and fit in well with the other young men he took his training seriously and bore little resemblance to the spoiled child. His teachers had known by leaving Hanover and his family behind Fritz feld able

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