03 January 2012

Hanged nude

I always thought that there's really nobody who was hanged totally naked.. until I read about the case of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He was a Lutheran pastor and also an undercover agent. He was arrested for the presumed participation in the assasination attemp on Adolf Hitler. His execution is quite brutal and humiliating as with other prisoners associated with the failed assasination plot. He was stripped totally naked and led to the execution yard. He prayed before he was hanged.

I've read about Sandanista movement in Chile executing there prisnoer in the nude but there's no proof that it really happen. The case of Dietrich however is true.

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