This blog will expand on themes and topics first mentioned in my book, "The Automobile and American Life." I hope to comment on recent developments in the automobile industry, reviews of my readings on the history of the automobile, drafts of my new work, contributions from friends, descriptions of the museums and car shows I attend and anything else relevant. Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016, 2017, 2018, by the author.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Another "Loose Woman" in West Germany and another Mercedes: Helga Matura and her Mercedes 220 SE Convertible
The case of the unsolved murder of Helga Matura (1933-1966) never approached the level of publicity of Rosemarie Nitribitt, but there do exist some chilling parallels. She drove a white Mercedes 200 Se Cabriolet in Frankfurt while looking for clients, and she was seen by some Germans as a "Noble Prostitute." Neighbors found her dead, stabbed in the neck, on January 27, 1966.