Peter Chemy, lifeless, after his execution by firing squad. Chemy was a Polish national liberated from a concentration camp by Americans in May 1945. A drifter after liberation, Chemy was arrested for murdering a German family in their beds after he had found refuge from the snow in their home. He was tried by an American tribunal, sent to Landsberg prison, and executed by firing squad in January 1947.
Hannah Senesh was one of 37 Jews from Palestine who parachuted into Yugoslavia to save the Hungarian Jews who were about to be deported to Auschwitz. She was arrested at the Hungarian border, imprisoned, tortured, and eventually executed by a firing quad. Hannah never revealed the details of her mission. Her poem "Eli, Eli" is a very famous Hebrew song.
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Austro-Hungarian army executes civilians in Serbia
The shocking, black-and-white photograph, taken on the edge of a Serbian village just days after it was invaded by the massed forces of the Austro-Hungarian army in the late summer of 1914, is not the only one of its kind. In this one, a line of Serbian men in civilian clothes are attached to posts: possibly dead already, possibly awaiting execution by firing squad.
Mata Hari-Exotic dancer and borderline prostitute, her name nearly synonymous with the role of a double-agent, she one of the most famous of female spies, yet Mata Hari was more than likely falsely charged. Executed by firing squad in 1917, she bravely refused blindfold or bindings and unflichingly faced down the firing squad who took her life.
We see this picture on Pinterest quit often under the tag 'vintage circus', but this is not just an old circus star, it's Mata Hari! She was a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and convicted spy who was executed by firing squad in 1917!
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