The Last Hangman
Today’s case and movie is The Last Hangman which is based on the life and career of Albert Pierrepoint, who was one of the head executioners in the UK between 1931 and 1956. It is estimated he executed between 435 and 600 people, 200 of these were war criminals right after WWII.
We will cover the movie, the real story of Pierrepoint, and some of the infamous murderers that he executed.
Sources for this episode:
Josef Kramer | Nazi commander | Britannica
Pictures that changed the World – Dr Fritz Klein in a mass grave | Belfast Child (belfastchildis.com)
Beast of Belsen and his lover in Nuremberg exhibit | UK news | The Guardian
A Soho Stabbing | True Crime Library
Waddingham, Dorothea (1899–1936) | Encyclopedia.com
Albert Pierrepoint – Wikipedia
ExecutedToday.com » 1945: The Belsen war criminals
17 October 1941 – Antonio Mancini | Execution of the day (wordpress.com)
Podcast: Play in new window | Download
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cherry-avenue-true-crime/id1419359932?mt=2&app=podcast Google Podcasts | RSS | https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cherry-avenue-true-crime/id1419359932?mt=2&app=podcast