|• Mayor||Frank Ameis (CDU)|
|• Total||12 km2 (5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||30 m (100 ft)|
|• Density||210/km2 (560/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
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 Fahrdorf massacre|
|Location||Fahrdorf, West Germany (now Germany)|
|Date||April 20/21, 1970|
|Mass shooting, murder-suicide, familicide|
|Weapons||7.65mm Sauer & Sohn pistol|
|Deaths||9 (including the perpetrator)|
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.
- "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2020 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
- 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)