Eugen Weidmann (February 5, 1908 – June 17, 1939) was a German ... -
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France's last public execution

Mashable - 04 Nov 2015
Born in Germany in 1908, Eugen Weidmann began stealing at a young age, and grew into a career criminal. He served five years in jail for robbery, where he met his future partners in crime, Roger Million and Jean Blanc. Upon release, the three men began ...
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1939: France's Last Public Guillotining

New York Times (blog) - 18 Jun 2014
One went eastward to Frankfort, Germany. It is the official execution notice for Weidmann's parents. The other went west, to the parents of Jean de Koven, in Brooklyn, New York. This letter represents Weidmann's last act on earth. Shortly before dawn ...
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Our Past: Alton Box Board founded in 1910

Alton Telegraph - 16 Jun 2017
1939 – Last public guillotining in France: Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the Saint-Pierre prison. 1958 – The Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing, in the process of being built to connect Vancouver ...
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Hinrichtungen in Frankreich Das letzte Fallbeil

Stuttgarter Zeitung - 08 Sep 2017
Der Deutsche Eugen Weidmann, in Frankreich des sechsfachen Mordes überführt, war der letzte Todeskandidat, an dem die Strafe öffentlich vollzogen wurde. Der Scharfrichter exekutierte ihn am 17. Juni 1939 in Versailles. Seit diesem Tag wurden die ...
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What decapitation tells us about human nature

Minnesota Public Radio News - 11 Dec 2014
Execution of Eugen Weidmann Crowd waits for the execution of Eugen Weidmann on June 17, 1939, in Versailles, outside the prison Saint-Pierre. He was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death and was the last man to be guillotined in public.
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Guillotinen-Opfer Eugen Weidmann: Letzte öffentliche Enthauptung

Spiegel Online - 18 Jun 2014
März 1939 nahm Weidmann mit einem gelösten Lächeln auf. Anders als sein französischer Komplize Roger Millon wurde der deutsche Verbrecher nicht begnadigt. Die Enthauptung des Eugen Weidmann, so suggerierten es zeitgenössische Medien, geriet ...
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The reason people can't look away from public beheadings

The Independent - 14 Oct 2015
An academic has said the high number of people watching beheading videos, most recently perpetrated by Isis militants, is the result of the “sense of separation” created by the internet. Frances Larson, an author and Oxford anthropologist, suggests ...
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Christopher Lee facts - 18 Jun 2015
It's been over a week since Sir Christopher Lee has died but that should not stop us from remembering him by reading some awesome facts about him. 1. Sir Christopher Lee is the only cast member from The Lord Of The Rings to have actually met J.R.R ...
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Für die Treue einmal Danke sagen

Schwäbische - 07 Nov 2017
Seit 15 Jahren arbeiten Carmen Doubrawa-Hämmerle, Nadine Heinrich, Karin Kohler, Simone Lohau, Karin Tisch, Bianca Weber und Gisela Weidmann bei der Behindertenhilfe Ostalb. ...
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The Last Public Execution in France

OUPblog (blog) - 17 Jun 2012
73 years ago today, Eugène Weidmann became the last person to be executed before a crowd of spectators in France, marking the end of a tradition of public punishment that had existed for a thousand years. Weidmann had been convicted of having ...

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