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Famous Polish Serial Killers

Polish serial killers list - a comprehensive list of known serial killers. All convicted Polish serial killers are listed here. All of these murderers are Polish and have killed several people throughout their life. This list of Polish serial killers is alphabetical by first name; you can sort by any column.
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    Zdzisław Marchwicki

    convicted of killing 14 women; AKA "Zagłębie Vampire"; executed in 1976;
    Zdzisław Marchwicki (October 18, 1927 – April 29, 1977), called the "Zagłębie vampire", was a Polish serial killer. He was born in 1927 in Dąbrowa Górnicza to a lower-class family. His father went through five marriages in which four children were born—three brothers and a sister—all of whom were later charged along with Zdzisław for criminal conspiracy, robbery and obstructing justice. Marchwicki committed all of his killings in the following areas: in the neighbourhoods of Czeladź, Będzin, and adjoining towns in Zagłębie Dąbrowskie and Upper Silesia. The murders started in 1964 and continued, with occasional breaks, until late 1970.Having been arrested in early 1972, Marchwicki was  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 49 (1927-1977)
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    murdered up to 30 women; AKA "The Gentleman Killer"
    Władysław Mazurkiewicz (January 31, 1911 – January 29, 1957) was a Polish serial killer from the post–World War II Kraków, who also owned property in Warsaw. His economic standing and polite manners in Stalinist Poland earned him the nickname "the Gentleman Murderer" (elegancki morderca), also "piękny Władek" (the Handsome Władek).Mazurkiewicz was arrested in 1955 and charged by the prosecution with six murders and two more attempted murders. He was convicted of killing four men and two women including Wiktor Zarzecki, Władysław Brylski, Józef Tomaszewski, and millionaire Jerzy de Laveaux along with his wife Jadwiga de Laveaux and her sister, Zofia Suchowa. He was tried by the regional  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 46 (1911-1957)
  • He murdered seven women in Łódź during the 1960s; He was convicted in 1970
    Stanisław Modzelewski (born 15 March 1929 in Szczepankowo near Łomża, died on 13 November 1969 in Warsaw) was a Polish serial killer known as "The Vampire of Gałkówek" active in Łódź, Poland during the 1950s. He completed three classes of primary school, he was a driver by occupation and he worked in Warsaw. In the period of 1952-1956 and in 1967, he murdered seven women and attempted a murder of six other women. Although he is believed to have murdered another, eighth victim (he even confessed to it), it was never proven, as the body was never found. He was sentenced to death and the execution by hanging, which was carried out in November 1969, in Warsaw.  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 40 (1929-1969)
  • Slayed up to 17 women; AKA the "Vampire of Bytów"
    Leszek Jacek Pękalski, also known as the Vampire of Bytów (born 12 February 1966 in Osieki near Bytów, Poland) is a Polish serial killer. He is believed to have killed at least 17 people between 1984 and 1992. At some stage of criminal procedures he admitted to having killed as many as 80 people, but he later retracted his confessions. Nevertheless, due to problems with the collection of evidence, he was convicted for only one murder. Pękalski is set to be released in December 2017, then transferred to a National Center for the Prevention of Dyssocial Behavior in Gostynin for evaluation.  ...more
    • Age: 55