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Subject: History Facts
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 09:45:18 EST
"During the year 1591 in the German town of Ellingen, 72 women were accused
of being witches and were consequently hanged or burned to death."
"After a series of witchcraft trials in Sweden in 1669, not only were 85
adults Beheaded and their corpses burned, but 36 of their children received
beatings over several months."
" Even as recently as 1956, a Mexican woman, Josefina Arista, was accused of
witchcraft and burned at the stake, her ashes then being scattered to the
" Philippe Auguste of France ruled that not only witches and sorcerers
should be put to death by drowning, but also Untitled people who swore."