On May 21, 1920, sixty soldiers from Reichswehr Rifle Regiment 4 from Deutsch-Krone converted the Waldfrieden estate in Neumark east of the Elbe. Hans Paasche, lieutenant captain D., is currently bathing in the lake with his children. The village policeman picks him up: "I have to speak to you." Paasche wants to turn around when he sees the soldiers. But they open fire. Two shots kill him. The result of the official investigation is: "Shot while fleeing."
Hans Paasche: rebel in uniform
What a life! Hans Paasche was an officer, pacifist, colonial critic, Grüner avant la lettre - and all this at the time of the Empire. 100 years ago he fell victim to an extreme right-wing murder attack.