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Ingrid Eißele

Ingrid Eißele


phone: +49 (0) 71 51-96 46 0


Germany, educational issues, criminal trials


Born in 1962 into a winemaking dynasty. Trained as a journalist at the Waiblinger Kreiszeitung before taking a year off to travel. Co-founder of Zeitenspiegel. Specialist for Latin America. Stern correspondent for Baden-Württemberg since 1994, with a focus on educational and societal issues. Her book Kalte Kinder (cold-hearted children) is published by Herder.


"Sometimes I thought it would be better if he killed himself"

Appeared in Stern, 4 Sept. 2014

Married for decades, two grown children. The police find child pornography on his PC. Thousands of images. Why are they still together? An encounter with a couple living at the limits of stress.



The Job of Backnang

Erschienen auf "stern.de", 14. März 2013

On Sunday night a woman and seven children died upstairs of smoke inhalation. Four years ago, his daughter died in the school shooting in Winnenden. Beverage retailer Walter Schüle of Backnang wonders if he’s living under a curse.


"Mass murders will affect us more frequently"

Erschienen auf "stern.de", 19. Dezember 2012

Yuri Minasenko’s 16-year-old daughter was killed in the 2009 Winnenden school shooting. The psychiatrist talks about the aftereffects - and parallels with the murders in Newtown.


The end of a family

Appeared in "stern" 8/2012

Von Writers Dr. Rainer Nübel und Ingrid Eißele

Their mother was abducted and murdered. Their father, director of a small-town S&L, committed suicide. The police interrogated them on and off for months. Christoph and Carina Bögerl recall their darkest hours.


The genes for happiness

Appeared in "stern" no. 47 2010

Pre-implantation diagnostic tests after in vitro fertilization have Germany worried. Is the fertility industry on a slippery slope to eugenics?


An utterly meaningless event

Appeared in "stern", 1/2010

Viktorija died on the morning of March 11, 2009. She said bye to her parents and headed off to high school in Winnenden, Germany. She was supposed to play the Moonlight Sonata that afternoon at piano class. A classmate killed her execution style. Her father, Jurij Minasenko, is a psychiatrist, but he is sure he will never find meaning in what happened.