The Killing of Thomas Niedermayer and Subsequent Suicides

The Troubles Podcast

Aug 11 2020 • 27 mins

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: Knock On The Door Documentary Report about the kidnapping: about the kidnapping: about people who worked with him: source that was vital in this episode: news report on the kidnapping: about suicide in Northern Ireland: See for privacy and opt-out information.