The Burning Times

Wood block carving from the 1600s
This image depicts women being burned alive during the Women’s Holocaust caused by the book Malleus Maleficarum, or Hammer of the Witches. The 15th Century manual demonized women’s healing arts and folklore and encouraged murder by torture of women accused of sorcery. The book fueled a frenzy of that killed an estimation of 900,000 and 2 million women between 1487 and to the last witch trial in Salem, Massachusetts in 1878.

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