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Monday, 19 July 2010

Remembering the Salem Executions on 19th July

The Salem Witch Trials Memorial Park, in SalemImage via Wikipedia
318 years today five women were hung as witches as the infamous Salem Witch Trials. The official memorial page for the victims of this glaring example of religious extremism and mass hysteria in the western world, lists those who were hung as Sarah Wildes, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah Martin, Sarah Good and Rebecca Nurse. Their gravestones are preserved and the page even reproduces their please of innocence against this capital crime.