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The Killing of Thomas Niedermayer and Subsequent Suicides

The Troubles Podcast

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Episode  ·  1 Play  ·  27:19  ·  Aug 11, 2020


It was the 27th of December, 1973 when there was a knock on the door of the Niedermayer residence. It was late at night and 16 year old Renate answered the door. There were two men there, who told her to get her father as they had hit his car with theirs. She went upstairs and woke her father up. He walked out his front door and was never seen alive again. Crises Helplines:Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain: Freephone 116 123 for SamaritansUSA: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255Australia: Lifeline can be reached on 13 11 14Canada: Crises Service Canada: https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/Sources:A Knock On The Door Documentaryhttps://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2013/0207/647344-radio-documentary-knock-on-the-door-thomas-niedermayer-suicide-kidnapping-ira-joe-duffy/News Report about the kidnapping:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76QnsvoQNnYArticle about the kidnapping:https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/just-after-christmas-1973-thomas-niedermayer-manager-of-grundigs-dunmurry-factory-was-bundled-into-a-car-by-an-ira-gang-outside-his-west-belfast-home-he-was-never-seen-again-38256779.htmlArticle about people who worked with him:https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/07/03/news/belfast-man-one-of-last-grundig-workers-to-talk-to-murdered-boss-thomas-niedermayer-1654365/Excellent source that was vital in this episode:https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/sunday-independent-ireland/20190623/283042646041090Another news report on the kidnapping:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtvzHtBp9JgArticle about suicide in Northern Ireland:https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-45836491/suicide-in-northern-ireland-i-have-no-sons-left See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4834164/advertisement

27m 19s  ·  Aug 11, 2020

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