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    Germany - Dortmund, LIVING Older White Male, amnesia, April 2017 - Name withheld

    Dortmund police have asked the public to ID a man with severe amnesia found in a freight train with just books and an asthma spray. He is otherwise of sound mind. The only thing missing, police say, is his memory.

    A picture of the white, bearded man in profile (pictured below). They referred to him by the provisional name Herr W. or Mr. W.

    Police found Mr. W. at the beginning of April in a parked freight train car at Dortmund's main train station. He had no money, no ID card and no clue who he was or how he came to be in the train wagon.

    The only items the man had on him were in a brown bag, namely an asthma spray and four books - three of which were historical biographies on figures in the Habsburg family, one of Europe's most influential royal houses, most closely connected to Austria.

    When police asked who he was, he told them he was King Ludwig of Bavaria.

    Mr. W. can paint well, loves classical music and is very religious. During Catholic mass, he knows all the words to the prayers and the songs.

    He also speaks with an accent from Hesse, indicating he might have been born or spent a long time in the central German state whose largest city is Frankfurt.



    http://www.dw.com/en/german-police-s...ory/a-40046927

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    Interesting! Someone must be missing him!

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    A very handsome and distinguished looking gentleman. I wonder what happened to cause such a reaction?

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    Interesting case. I wish they had released a straight on picture too for comparison to missing persons. I wonder if he speaks any other languages besides German?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    A very handsome and distinguished looking gentleman. I wonder what happened to cause such a reaction?

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    With the help of a memory researcher and other specialists, he was diagnosed with dissociative amnesia.

    "Whenever I try to remember, it's foggy," the man said, adding that he often feels lonely.

    The rare disease results in memory loss and is often triggered by overwhelmingly stressful or traumatic events.

    Knowledge obtained from school and other areas in life may remain, but personal memories remain out of reach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    Interesting case. I wish they had released a straight on picture too for comparison to missing persons. I wonder if he speaks any other languages besides German?
    I tried to locate another article, but this was the only news organization to pick up this story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl View Post
    With the help of a memory researcher and other specialists, he was diagnosed with dissociative amnesia.

    "Whenever I try to remember, it's foggy," the man said, adding that he often feels lonely.

    The rare disease results in memory loss and is often triggered by overwhelmingly stressful or traumatic events.

    Knowledge obtained from school and other areas in life may remain, but personal memories remain out of reach.
    I know. I meant, what event in his life was so traumatic that it caused him to develop that kind of amnesia?

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    (Editor's note, August 11, 2017: The police appeal swiftly delivered results, and it transpired the man had not strayed far from home. A cinema operator in Dortmund recognized the man and identified him as a 57-year-old from the city. Authorities did not release*further information on his identity;*the man is receiving psychiatric care.)
    http://m.dw.com/en/german-police-see...ory/a-40046927

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    Glad he's been identified. I hope he has friends and family to help him through.
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