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My story translated into English

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. Vanessa Münstermann is not hiding, although she has been marked by an acid attack of scars. “Two Face” has recently been tattooed in her décolleté. “I can handle my psyche better if I split my face in half,” says the 28-year-old. “I do not see my face as one.” She recently watched a “Batman” movie, the villain “Two-Face” reminded her of her own appearance.

A year ago, the ex-boyfriend overcame the beautician in Hanover with acid. Her left face was a single flesh wound when Vanessa Münstermann, after waking from an artificial coma, was photographed in the hospital bed for local newspapers. This was to be understood as a message: I do not hide, you can not get me small.

In the division, the 33-year-old Daniel F. poured his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Münstermann acidity in the face. One year after the attack in Hanover, the victim wants to found a club to encourage people with a similar destiny.

To the picture gallery

Since then, she has been operated more than 20 times. How does it manage everyday life one year after the act? Can she work, does she have ideas for the future?

Meeting with Vanessa in an office day in the center of Hanover. Here she is currently planning a future project: with a new club she wants to help people with similar fate. The name “AusGezeichnet” stands for her high-flying idea: Even if she is drawn for her life after the attack of the ex-partner, she wants to reverse the disfiguring scars into the positive.

The young woman with gray-colored hair looks lively, full of energy. She wears a small ring in her nose and an earring. Her second ear was almost etched. The left eye is cloudy, the lid hangs down. The acid had flowed over the face, leaving scorched scars and redness up to the upper body.

Vanessa remembers exactly the act

Often victims have a film rupture after an accident or a crime like this – this is also a psychological protection mechanism. Vanessa, on the other hand, can remember all the details.

It was Monday, February 15, around 5.30 pm, in Hanover-Leinhausen: Like every morning the young woman leaves the house early with her dog, the Beagle lady Kylie. The routine knows her ex-boyfriend Daniel, who lurks in the dark. In his jacket pocket he holds a glass-filled industrial pipe cleaner, a so-called pipe grenade, ready to hand. The safety instructions on the packaging are clear, and warn against serious skin and eye damage.

An acid attack by her ex-boyfriend has corroded the left face of Vanessa M. from Leinhausen. After three weeks, the 27-year-old is shown to the public.

The attack comes completely unexpectedly for the young woman, everything goes very fast. “He came out of the bushes, I had no chance to run away,” remembers Vanessa. “I have an injunction against you,” she lies to expel the ex-boyfriend. But then the sulfuric acid kills her already in the face. A woman hears her screams, hastens to help. “Do not touch me,” she calls instinctively, spitting out the acid. She faints in the hospital car.

After waking from a twelfth coma, Vanessa is initially denied the mirror. In the discs of the intensive care unit she still sees her own picture. Her thought when she first saw her? “Oh shit!”, More not. The drugs with which it is pumped full, relieve the pain and dampen the feelings. The ear is missing, one eye is almost completely destroyed, the mouth hanging obliquely. The shocking photo from the hospital with the bloody crusted face is still on their Facebook page.

Perpetrators often want to block the future of women

According to the opinion of the women’s rights organization “Terre des Femmes”, such an acid assassination is a rarity in Germany. It is more likely in Bangladesh and India, says Speaker Birte Rohles. The assassinations were committed mainly by rejected men. “The perpetrators want to draw the women’s lives all their lives, block them with a future, and they often want to prevent women from entering into a new relationship.”

And how does Vanessa think about the offender? “He’s a beautiful man,” says the 28-year-old over Daniel F. “If I leave out the look, I would have had to see much sooner that is totally crazy.”

He had been convicted of violence and drug use. But after the learning in a chat forum in the summer of 2015, the couple first introduced a “picture book relationship”. Vanessa, for example, described her as a subcrime in the court case against the attacker. Both were adoptive children who joined the two.

But soon there were struggles and tensions. He found them jealous and controlled. She threw him flirtation with other women. The situation escalated. He terrorized her by telephone, insulted her about social media. She showed him to the police on 14 February 2016 for stalking and violence.

Officials looked for him for a so-called danger speech. “They wanted to take revenge,” said the judge on the motive of the inconceivable act the day after the policeman’s visit to the ex-boyfriend. On 25 August, the 33-year-old was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for dangerous acid bodily harm.

Fear of the dismissal of the perpetrator

Since the attack Vanessa had to do dozens of interventions and treatments. As far as her life, she will suffer physically and mentally. And she is afraid of her life, should she ever meet her tormentor again. “I feel horrified when he comes out of prison,” she says. “My biggest wish is that he does not get any more to me.” Such a sense of threat can overthrow a victim into deep depression. Vanessa, however, has always been a fighter. It does not retreat like other people with a disfigured face – whether due to illness, accident or crime.

Vanessa wants neither to be restricted by pain nor by negative reactions. That is why she chose the anniversary of the attack in order to start her association “AusGezeichnet”. To make it clear that she wants to go fast. She would like to help victims in similar situations in the intensive care unit. For people who are disfigured from birth, she also wants to be the contact person and encourage her to deal offensively with her fate. According to the self-help association Cicatrix, some 700,000 people suffer a burn in Germany per year, including victims of electricity and acid. About 18,000 of them have to be treated in the hospital, 3000 in a burn injured center.

Brandopfer often hide

Many injured people are retreating first, says the president of Cicatrix, Eva Aumann. “One feels as if one is the only one affected.” Petra Krause-Wloch, the chairman of the Federal Association for Fire Violations, also says: “Our society tolerates only very different people.” Many people, as they say, are hiding after such an injury. For example, they walk only in the dark.

Vanessa Münstermann’s message is against it: “Look, speak to me!” For the photo date, she has chosen lipstick lipstick and the scars covered with theatermaker. The young woman shines from the inside. The laughter of a group of about ten-year-old boys on the bus she has experienced is an exception. Younger men went up to them and made their compliments. “I would not have thought that I would look like this again after a year,” says the 28-year-old.

But there were still days, she just wanted to pull the blanket back over her head. She reluctantly remembers the twelve days in artificial coma because of the nightmares, which was the worst time in her life. When she woke up in the intensive care unit at the fire brigade center of the Hannover Medical School, her best friends sat by her bed. The circle of supporters “We love Vanessa” had established itself. Other burn victims had to be cleared almost alone, according to Vanessa’s impression in the clinic. She wants to help you.

Most of the fire injuries had accidents in the household, among them only a few victims of violence. Overall, more than 104,000 women in Germany in 2015 were victims of partner violence, with often lifelong consequences for body and soul, says the term “Terre des Femmes”.

The sacrifice of protection must improve, demands expert Rohles. “Often, the police can only act if something has already happened.” In the case of a massive threat, however, it would have to be possible, as in a witness protection program, to submerge under a new identity, if perpetrators could not be deterred by contact locks and space references. In Baden-Württemberg, such a model program exists.

“I am economically worthless”

Before the attack Vanessa Münstermann worked as an employee in the gas station of her stepfather and her mother. At the moment, she still lives on sick pay and deals with pension insurance

“Of course the existence is there,” she says. “I am economically worthless.” For twelve years she would probably still have to undergo surgery again. At the moment, she has massive problems with the almost completely destroyed eye: she only sees about 15 percent, the eyelashes grow inside. And the perpetrator, does he show repentance? In the process, this was hardly the case; he presented himself as a victim, the judge attested to him in the grounds of the verdict great self-pity.

“I do not want to revision, in other countries I would have received the death penalty,” said F. in the courtroom. Later he asked the judge by letter for a higher sentence, wanted 15 years behind bars. Soon after, his defender Max Marc Malpricht filed a substantiated revision request. As in similar cases, the sentence should be a maximum of eight to nine years, the lawyer said. The Federal Court of Justice has not yet ruled on the revision.

The perpetrator writes letters from prison

Daniel F. is in prison in Hanover. “He writes me letters, because of him he still loves me,” says Vanessa. “He does not write the letters in the sense, I’m sorry I did this to you, but as if we had a car accident.” “We have to go through it now.” The lawyer says that he does not know anything about the letters. Vanessa’s greatest wish is that her ex-boyfriend forgets her. Particularly before operations, whose anesthetics are badly tolerated, hate feelings arose in her. “I’m sitting in my room and I think he’s got a lattice, but I can not just rock and say I’m going shopping now, he’s locked me up – and if it’s only in my own skin.”

In the hospital, Vanessa plagued the fear of never again killing a man to die alone. But then, in rehab, she met a young man, and further flirts followed. “Of course, I can also experience violence in the relationship, but if I were to limit myself, Daniel would have done what he wanted,” says the 28-year-old.

At the moment the club is her baby. But in five years she would like to go back with her parents, who after the attack gave her the top floor of the house. “Maybe a partner who accepts me as I am, maybe starting a family, as difficult as that sounds with me – that would be nice!”