“after my head has been chopped off, will i still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be the pleasure to end all pleasures. ” peter kurten’s last words.
Before he died, he confessed to nearly 70 other crimes, including rapes, arsons and killings. So hideous were kürten’s actions that scientists split open his head and dissected his brain, searching for an anatomical abnormality to explain such evil. They found nothing. Physically, kürten appeared to be an ordinary human being.