Fahrdorf

municipality of Germany

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Fahrdorf
Fartorp
Coat of arms of Fahrdorf Fartorp
Location of Fahrdorf
Fartorp within Schleswig-Flensburg district
Fahrdorf in SL.PNG
Fahrdorf Fartorp is located in Germany
Fahrdorf Fartorp
Fahrdorf
Fartorp
Fahrdorf Fartorp is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Fahrdorf Fartorp
Fahrdorf
Fartorp
Coordinates: 54°30′N 9°35′E / 54.500°N 9.583°E / 54.500; 9.583Coordinates: 54°30′N 9°35′E / 54.500°N 9.583°E / 54.500; 9.583
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictSchleswig-Flensburg
Municipal assoc.Haddeby
Government
 • MayorFrank Ameis (CDU)
Area
 • Total12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,575
 • Density210/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
24857
Dialling codes04621
Vehicle registrationSL
Websitewww.fahrdorf.de

Fahrdorf (German pronunciation: [ˈfaːɐ̯dɔʁf]; Danish: Fartorp) is a municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It takes its name from the ferry that once crossed the Schlei here and today is shown in the town's coat of arms. Fahrdorf lies at the Bundesstraße 76 between the cities of Schleswig and Eckernförde. West of Fahrdorf lies the ancient Viking settlement of Hedeby.

1970 familicide

1970 Fahrdorf massacre
LocationFahrdorf, West Germany (now Germany)
DateApril 20/21, 1970
Attack type
Mass shooting, murder-suicide, familicide
Weapons7.65mm Sauer & Sohn pistol
Deaths9 (including the perpetrator)
PerpetratorHarry Kecinski
MotiveFinancial stress

On April 20, 1970, 44-year-old Harry Kecinski shot his wife and 7 children before he turned the gun on himself.

The motive for the familicide appeared to be the Schleswig-Holstein tax office, where Harry worked at until he was fired on April 7.

In a farewell letter, Kecinski wrote of economic difficulties and his hopeless situation. He acted with the consent of his wife.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2020 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  2. ^ Um etwas lebenswichtiges zu regeln, Der Spiegel (May 4, 1970)
    Warum erschoß Kecinski seine Familie? Archived 2012-07-19 at archive.today, Hamburger Abendblatt (April 23, 1970)
    Kecinski hatte 125000 DM Schulden Archived 2012-07-16 at archive.today, Hamburger Abendblatt (April 24, 1970)
    "Er liebte seine Kinder über alles" Archived 2012-07-16 at archive.today, Hamburger Abendblatt (April 24, 1970)


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