The Guillotine: On display or not?

The newspaper “Sueddeutsche Zeitung” recently reported about the discovery of a guillotine in the museum depot of the “Bayerisches Nationalmuseum”. Since then a controversial discussion has emerged, not only among the experts. This guillotine is not just any killing machine, it is without much doubt the device that was used to execute Hans and Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst on February 22, 1943. Should an object like this be put on display at all? Continue reading


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