June 16, 2017/Death of Helmut Kohl
In 2008, when Helmut Kohl married his second wife Maike Richter, I said, „I see that the two will spend at most about ten happy years together… at least six, but not more than ten.“ In 2016, on the subject of the difficult relationship between the Kohl sons and their stepmother, I said, „For reasons unknown, I have always had a close spiritual connection to the Kohl family. Especially to Hannelore Kohl, who attended my kindergarten in Bonn, on whose lap I sat and whose death in 2001 I predicted. Next year (2017) we will have to say goodbye to Helmut Kohl. There will be no reunion with his sons.“
December 19, 2016/Terrorist attack at Berlin Christmas market
Twelve people died and over fifty were seriously injured when a truck drove into the crowd at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz in Berlin. „This year there will be a terrible event in the Christmas season. I see people lying on the floor in thick jackets and coats in the dark. The scene is a large city in eastern Germany or Europe.“ The terrorist organisation Isis subsequently announced that the attacker had acted as a „soldier of the Islamic state“.
November 8, 2016/Victory of Donald Trump in US presidential elections
The election victory of Donald Trump shocked the world. Except IW, who had predicted, „I see clearly that the next president of the United States of America will be a man again. In this respect it can only be Donald Trump. But I also see that not everything will be as it should be.“ As Trump took office on January 20, 2017, several thousand people demonstrated against the right-wing populist Republican in New York, Washington and other cities.
January 2015/Assassination of editor of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris
„I see another Islamist attack on the Western world, especially on the press and freedom of expression. This time it will hit one of my favourite cities, Paris.“
On the morning of January 7, two masked men with Kalashnikovs stormed the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. They executed twelve people and injured several more. The attackers were members of the Islamist terrorist group Al-Qaeda.
March 8, 2014/Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappears from radar
Two hours after take-off, the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared from the radar. Ira Wolff: „The complete disappearance of an airplane over the Indian Ocean will soon become one of the greatest mysteries of aviation.“ The plane, with 239 people on board, remains lost to this day.
December 29, 2013/Michael Schumacher ski accident
While skiing in the French Alps, Michael Schumacher had a serious accident. The Formula One legend was placed in an artificial coma at the Grenoble University Hospital. That summer, Ira had said, „A former top athlete has always been lucky in his own sport, but a sporting leisure activity will be his downfall.“ In June of the following year, Schumacher awoke from his coma and began rehabilitation.
February 11, 2013/Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI
On the day of his election as Pope on April 19, 2005, Ira said, „I am happy about our German Pope … But he will in fact only be a pope in transition. He will not, as is usual with popes, die in office, but will voluntarily resign the pontificate due to dwindling powers. It is very difficult to say exactly when this will happen, but he will be aged around 80. I see that the Catholic Church, during his term of office, will clearly lose influence and importance. The resignation of the Pontiff will not come at a good time.“
July 22, 2011/Attacks in Norway
At the turn of the year 2010/2011: „A Nordic country will experience great disaster this year. I am not sure whether it will affect Norway or Sweden. But I see one thing clearly: an island from which escape is impossible. It is warm. I see unarmed people who can’t defend themselves and I hear shots that seem to last for hours“.
May 29, 2010/Victory for Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
In response to a radio presenter’s question about the winner: „Even if it sounds incredible, Germany will win again for the first time after almost thirty years. I can see this very clearly.“
April 30, 2009/Assassination attempt on the Dutch royal family during the parade on Queen’s Day
„Queen Beatrix and her family will be at great risk at a public event. The family will remain in shock. But innocent people will pay with their lives.“