Freudenberg – a community between shock and media hype

When children kill children, it leaves shock and horror on all sides. A small town like Freudenberg gains unexpected, short-term notoriety. How do the local people deal with it?

Freudenberg is a small town with around 17,000 inhabitants in North Rhine-Westphalia. The municipality has a pretty old town with gabled roofs and is actually a small tourist hotspot in the area. Now many people who may not have known Freudenberg before associate the city with a dead child.

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