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Thread #162079 Message #3856596
Posted By: Senoufou
22-May-17 - 04:34 PM
Thread Name: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
Subject: RE: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
Pierrepoint describes the dispatch of Irma Grese, Elisabeth Volkenrath and Juana Bormann, Belsen death camp 'officers', all of whom did not flinch.
He later states in his book, "At the execution of Ruth Ellis no untoward incident happened which in any way appalled me or anyone else..."
Towards the end of his 'career' he was asked to report to a Commission who were evaluating the Death Penalty, and he reluctantly did so. He was asked, among many other questions, if there was anything particularly difficult or unpleasant in the execution of a woman.
He replied, "No, I think a woman is braver than a man, and I have seen more executions than anybody living."