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Ugly History: Witch Hunts
In the German town of Nördlingen in 1593, innkeeper Maria Höll found herself accused of witchcraft. She was arrested for questioning, and denied the charges. She insisted she wasn't a witch through 62 rounds of torture before her accusers finally released her. Other accused witches weren't so "lucky." Why did these witch hunts occur? Brian A. Pavlac digs into this horrific chapter in human history. [Directed by Lisa LaBracio, narrated by Adrian Dannatt, music by Stephen LaRosa].