Hinrich was raised in a poor family with dozens of siblings. His father worked continuously and his mother worked in a nearby school for children. His older siblings taught him more about life and how to fend for yourself more than anything. One year his family had a bountiful harvest on their farm and decided to take a vacation. His parents both agreed on the beautiful country side of Chenarus. Upon arriving there were heavy checkpoints filled with armed guards and they were forced through and weren't allowed to be let out of the region. The hotel in Chernogorsk they were staying at was the first spot hit the heaviest with infected seeing as how many people stayed in Chernogorsk. His siblings were slain right off the back and his sister sacrificed herself so he could make it out alive. Hinrich or "Hanz" as his friends called him now roams the countryside seeking vengeance on any and everyone.