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EXHIBITION: Witch-hunting in the Pays de Vaud

Witches causing a storm by boiling a rooster and a snake. Ulrich Molitor, De lamiis and phitonicis mulieribus, Cologne 1489

(www.chillon.ch)

Chillon Castle, Montreux, on now till June 24, 2012

Chillon Castle was an important detention centre for people suspected of witchcraft. The temporary exhibition explores the history of witch-hunting in the Pays de Vaud between the 15th and 17th centuries, when more than 2'000 death sentences were issued.

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