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West Germany Saw “Witchcraft Trials” After World War II

Witchcraft allegations were part of a fascination with the supernatural

What does the phrase “witchcraft trials” bring to mind? Most likely, Salem, Massachusetts, or the witch hysteria of early modern Europe. Yet West Germany saw at least 77 trials involving accusations of witchcraft between 1947 and 1956. And indications…

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Tim Gebhart

Tim Gebhart

Retired Lawyer. Book Addict. History Buff. Lifelong South Dakotan. Blog: prairieprogressive.com