List of massacres in Germany

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The following is an incomplete list of massacres that have occurred in present-day Germany and its predecessors:

Name Date Location Deaths Description
Massacre of Verden 782 Verden, Lower Saxony 04,500 mass killing of Saxons by Frankish king Charlemagne during his campaign to conquer and Christianize their territory in today's Northern Germany
Rhineland massacres 1096 Rhineland 4,000–10,000 Mass killing of Jews by mobs of German Christians of the People's Crusade, most probably killing about 1/4 to 1/3 of the Ashkenazi population as a result.
Massacre of Jews in Mainz 1349 Mainz 6,000[1] Mass murder of Jews as part of the Black Death Jewish persecutions.
Erfurt massacre (1349) 1384 Erfurt 3,000[2] Mass murder of Jews as part of the Black Death Jewish persecutions.
Suppression of German Peasants' War 15241525 100,000–300,000
Sack of Magdeburg 1631 Magdeburg 20,000 massacre of the inhabitants of the largely Protestant city of Magdeburg following its siege during the Thirty Years' War by Imperial Field Marshal Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim and Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly.
Bremen school shooting June 20, 1913 Bremen, German Empire 00005 school shooting; 21 injured
Celler Hasenjagd April 10, 1945 Celle, Germany 003000 killing of KZ inmates by SS guards and Nazi officials in the last days of the Second World War
SS Cap Arcona May 3, 1945 near Lübeck 07,000 – 7,500 prisoners from Nazi concentration camps killed when the SS Cap Arcona was sunk in the last days of the Second World War by the Royal Air Force, incl. killing of survivors by SS.
Cologne school massacre June 11, 1964 Cologne 00010 school massacre; 22 injured
Munich massacre September 5September 6, 1972 Munich, West Germany 00017 Palestinian terrorists killed Israeli athletes.
Erfurt massacre April 26, 2002 Erfurt 00017 school shooting; 7 injured
Duisburg massacre August 15, 2007 Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia 00006 ongoing feud between Italian mobsters.
Winnenden school shooting March 11, 2009 Winnenden 00016 9 injured
2016 Munich shooting July 22, 2016 Munich 00010 35 injured
2016 Berlin attack December 19, 2016 Berlin 00012 Truck-ramming attack in a Christmas market; 49 injured


  1. ^ Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim. A distant mirror. Random House Digital, Inc. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-307-29160-8. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901–1906. Black Death.

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