Schrecklicher Kinder- u Selbstmord, Zu Holzkirchen am 25ten Februar...
by Broadside; Murder/Suicide; Bavaria, Germany
1850. Lurid German Broadside Commemorating a Mother Who Killed Her Children, then Committed Suicide [Broadside] [Murder/Suicide]. [Bavaria, Germany]. Schrecklicher Kinder- u. Selbstmord, Zu Holzkirchen am 25ten Februar 1850. [Holzkirchen, Germany], 1850. 10" x 8-1/4" broadside. Verse text in two columns divided by vertical black rule, large woodcut vignette of murder scene below large woodcut title. Light toning and minor edgewear, otherwise fine. * Using a kitchen knife, a distraught mother killed her two children, one 6 months old, the other 4. She then stabbed herself fatally. The bodies were found in the woods near Holzkirchen, a small city in Upper Bavaria. The text recounts the event without any explanation of the mother's motive. It is simply "a terrible child-murder and suicide." Pfister, who recorded this broadside, identifies the woman, Therese Pitzer, a schoolteacher in Holzkirchen. Pfister, Kunstsammlung Pfister Munchen: Verzeichniss einer Collection Monacensia, Bavarica u.A II:3253. (Inventory #: 65982)
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