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Demmin (German pronunciation: ) is a former Kreis (district) in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It was bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Müritz , Güstrow , Nordvorpommern , Ostvorpommern and Mecklenburg-Strelitz .
- Demmin is a Kreisstadt (County Seat). Lvl I Pr. - Level I shows which Kingdom or State the place is located in. Demmin is located in Preussen.
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Coordinates: 53°54′18″N 13°02′56″E / 53.905°N 13.049°E / 53.905; 13.049 On 1 May 1945, hundreds of people killed themselves in the town of Demmin, in the Province of Pomerania, Germany. The suicides occurred during a mass panic that was provoked by atrocities committed by soldiers of the Soviet Red Army, who had sacked the town the day before. Although death toll estimates vary, it is acknowledged to be the largest mass suicide ever recorded in Germany. The suicide was...
Demmin was a stronghold of the nationalistic organisations DNVP and Der Stahlhelm in the Weimar Republic. Before 1933 there were boycotts of Jewish businesses, which drove away most of the Jews. The synagogue was sold in June 1938 to a furniture company, which is why it survives as a building today. During the Kristallnacht thousands gathered in the square in anti-Semitic demonstration. In the last national elections to the Reichstag on 5 March 1933 the Nazi Party won 53.7 percent of votes in De
These events, along with the fear of atrocities stirred up by the Nazi propaganda before, caused a mass panic among the population. Many local and refugee families killed themselves together. The suicides were either performed with guns, razor blades or poison, others hanged or drowned themselves in the Peene and Tollense rivers. Several mothers killed their children before killing themselves, or walked into one of the rivers with a rock in a backpack and their babies in their arms. Some familie
Focus magazine quoted Norbert Buske as saying, "We will have to assume more than 1,000 deaths." According to Goeschel, with reference to Buske, "Some 700 to 1,000 people are said to have committed suicide directly after the arrival of the Red Army;" Grashoff, using the same reference, stated that "estimates of the number of suicides range from 700 to 1,200." Der Spiegel put the death toll at "more than 1,000." The NDR stated that "nearly a thousand women and children committed suicide." Bauer wr
Under the Communist East German government, the mass suicide became a taboo. The site of the mass graves was deliberately not cared for, became overgrown, and was at times tilled with sugar beets. The only visible hint of the mass grave was a solitary monument with the engraved date "1945", soon also overgrown. In contrast, a 20-metre obelisk was erected in Demmin's burned down center to commemorate Soviet soldiers who had died in the area. The local museum listed "2,300 deaths due to warfare an
Mass suicides occurred all along the late-war Soviet-German front line. Examples include: 1. Neubrandenburg: more than 600 suicides 2. Burg Stargard: 120 suicides 3. Neustrelitz: 681 suicides 4. Penzlin: 230 suicides 5. Tessin: 107 suicides 6. Vietzen and Rechlin: mass suicide by drowning in Lake Müritz 7. Teterow, Güstrow, Rostock, Bad Doberan: hundreds of suicides each 8. Malchin more than 500 suicides, buried in a mass grave 9. Schönlanke: about 500 suicides 10. Stolp: about 1000 ...
The town of Altenhagen is located in the district of Demmin in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (DE), Germany. The satellite coordinates of Altenhagen are: latitude 53°45'43"N and longitude 13°6'15"E There are 568 places (city, towns, hamlets …) within a radius of 100 kilometers / 62 miles from the center of Altenhagen , the nearest place in the area is Sarow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
On 1 May 1945, hundreds of people committed mass suicide in Demmin, a town then in the Province of Pomerania, now in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The suicides occurred during a mass panic that was provoked by atrocities committed by soldiers of the Soviet Red Army, who had sacked the town the day before. Death toll estimates vary.