Wednesday, May 30, 2012

German Witchcraft Trial Reopens

From the Herald Sun:

A GERMAN witchcraft trial is set to reopen after almost 400 years, in a bid to clear the name of a woman who was burned at the stake in 1627.
Katharina Henoth was head of the post office in Cologne, western Germany, when she was charged with witchcraft, tortured and eventually sentenced to death, despite her protests of innocence, the Kolner Stadt-Anzeigerreported.
She was accused, among other things, of causing the illness and death of several people, but it is thought the charges brought against her may have been politically motivated.
See also:
Katharina Henoth on wikipedia

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