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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Z is for Anna ZWANZIGER

All Month I've been blogging 19th century true crimes, mostly from my own book, Bread & Butter The Murders of Polly Frisch. Other posts were from other crimes, which leads to Z for Anna Maria Zwanziger. 

In retrospect, some now refer to Anna as a serial killer. In some ways she reminds me of Polly Frisch. Anna would poison her employers with arsenic so she could nurse them back to health and thus gain their gratitude (and attention for herself). Her victims didn't always recover. This seems more similar to Munchausen syndrome by proxy, something Ellen and I questioned if Polly Frisch suffered from. Anna was found guilty of murder and beheaded in 1811. Later newspaper often used filler, just like now, and the following article appeared in several newspapers in June of 1899.

The Mount Morris Enterprise 
(Mt. Morris, NY)
June 24, 1899


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3 comments:

  1. Congratulations! WE DID IT :)

    Thanks for stopping by at mine during the challenge xx

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  2. well done on completing the challenge, and I'm going to be dropping by from time to time to catch up

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  3. Wow!! I'll have to read all your A-Z posts! Such an interesting theme! Congrats on completing the challenge! Writing about true crimes must have been quite draining! Aditi, A2Z survivor

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