Ge Gottfried

Ge Margarethe Gottfried, geb. Timm (* 6. March 1785 in Bremen, † 21. April 1831 in Bremen) became after three years detention in 1828 established Detentionshaus (prisoner house) at the Ostertor to 17. September 1830 to death by the sword condemns andto 21. April 1831 in presence of a large people quantity on the cathedral yard executed. It was the most well-known Serienmörderin of their time and „the angel of Bremen “was called.

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Gesche Gottfried 1785 - 1831
Ge Gottfried 1785 - 1831

in the years 1813 to 1827 murdered it with regular small gifts of arsenic 15 humans, under it their next members: - Devotedly and devotedly it maintained father, nut/mother, brother, three children, two married men and some friends the Dahinsiechenden, to thesepainful deceased. For a motive one does not look since this time solved is the mystery until today in vain, really.

After beheading by the head castings were taken and of it further dead masks were made, which arrived to England and France. The castings served that for the study Physiognomie of offenders, a practice usual at the time. That of Bremen casting went in the process of the Second World War lost, as the genuine head of the Ge Gottfried, which was inserted into formaldehyde. 2005 kept that of Bremen to Focke museum (museum for art and culture history) a copy thatDead mask from the existence of the prison physician in the English Winchester. It, so the curator of the Focke museum, issued in the looking magazine under „Z “as „to grave carry “. In the Focke museum also three Portraits of the Giftmischerin are issued.

Gesche Gottfried stone („Spuckstein “)

„Spuckstein “Ge Gottfried beside thatOf Bremen cathedral

Spuckstein, an inconspicuous basalt stone with the nicked cross, which is in-paved about 20 meters opposite the bride portal at the north side of Bremen of the cathedral into the cathedral yard, reminds of the end of Ge Gottfried. Here the scaffold is to have confessed, on thatit during the last public execution in Bremen was beheaded. Another version means that here the fallen down and rolling head of the Giftmischerin lie remained.

1931 let the stone take out the senate and bring in the Focke museum, after realm banner people the cross to oneSwastika had changed. Later the stone was sanded off, provided with a new cross and replaced. This very day some of Bremen (or tourists) express their abhorrence against these murders with Ausspeien on this stone.



of Bremen liberty, Rainer Werner barrel binder (1971)


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