Karin Strenz

Karin Strenz (14 October 1967 – 21 March 2021) was a German politician who represented the CDU. Strenz served as a member of the Bundestag for the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern between 2009 and 2021.[1]

Karin Strenz
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Karin Strenz in 2016
Member of the Bundestag
for Ludwigslust-Parchim II – Nordwestmecklenburg II – Landkreis Rostock I
In office
27 October 2009 – 21 March 2021
Preceded byIris Hoffmann
Succeeded byMaika Friemann-Jennert
Member of the Landtag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
In office
5 November 2007 – 9 November 2009
Preceded byKerstin Fiedler-Wilhelm
Succeeded byAndré Specht
ConstituencyCDU List
In office
22 October 2002 – 16 October 2006
ConstituencyCDU List
Personal details
Born(1967-10-14)14 October 1967
Lübz, East Germany
Died21 March 2021(2021-03-21) (aged 53)
Limerick, Ireland
Political partyCDU


Strenz was born in Lübz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. She became member of the Bundestag after the 2009 German federal election[2] and was a member of the defense committee.[3] Strenz was implicated in the Azerbaijani laundromat scandal.[4][5] Subsequently her parliamentary immunity was lifted and several locations in Germany and Belgium were searched in January 2020.[6]


On 21 March 2021, Strenz fell unconscious during a flight between Cuba and Germany, following which the pilot decided to make an unscheduled landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland.[1] Later she died in University Hospital Limerick,[7] aged 53.


  1. ^ a b "CDU-Abgeordnete stirbt auf Rückflug von Kuba nach Deutschland". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). 21 March 2021. Retrieved 21 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Karin Strenz". CDU/CSU-Fraktion. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  3. ^ "German Bundestag - Defence". German Bundestag. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  4. ^ "CDU räumt in eigenen Reihen auf: Muss jetzt auch MV-Abgeordnete Karin Strenz abtreten?". OZ - Ostsee-Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Karin Strenz und Eduard Lintner: Razzia bei Unionspolitikern". DIE WELT. 30 January 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Obermayer, Bastian; Anzlinger, Jana. "Wohnung und Abgeordnetenbüro der CDU-Abgeordneten Strenz durchsucht". Süddeutsche.de (in German). Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Woman dies in hospital after flight diverted to Shannon". The Clare Herald. 21 March 2021.

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