The Sadist

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The Sadist (German: "Der Sadist") is a book published by psychiatrist Karl Berg, following the confessions of Peter Kürten,[1] a notorious German serial killer known as both The Vampire of Düsseldorf and the Düsseldorf Monster who committed a series of assaults and murders, primarily between 1929 and 1930.[2][3]

The book was originally written in German.[4] The first English edition was issued in 1938, by Acorn Press. A second edition was published by William Heinemann Medical Books in 1945.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peter Kürten Biography". biography.com. 2016-08-29. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Peter Kürten: German Serial Killer". britannica.com. 2006-11-26. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  3. ^ Monsters of Weimar p. 194
  4. ^ "Peter Kürten: German Serial Killer". britannica.com. 2006-11-26. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  5. ^ "The Sadist by Karl Berg". goodreads.com. 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2017-02-11.