Wednesday, January 02, 2013

An execution by guillotine described in 1818

The execution of a Jew by guillotine - I assume - is described here. Note that the Jews accompanying the man "carefully removed ... even the smallest traces of blood" - to bury with the body.


7 comments:

  1. This is from the newspaper "The New Times" - which had the delicious motto "Not Connected With Paper Called 'the Times'" on its masthead, by the way.

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  2. How do you know it wasn't the axe? Is this in Germany or France?

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  3. According to Wikipedia, in 1818 Colmar was part of France (until 1871) and the capital of the Departement of Haut-Rhin.

    But guillotines were also in use in Germany:
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillotine#Verwendung_in_Deutschland

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  4. So interesting. Do we know any details about the murder?

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  5. They didn't consider it murder but justice. Those were different times, hard to imagine today except for states like Iran or China.

    Oh, that murder.

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