“I want to be the first to put fire to them”, said Martin Luther about the increasing witch mania of the 16th century. The Reformer was by far not the only one who demonstrated such zeal. Countless stakes burned all over the country; thousands of people, most of them women, lost their lives. But was Luther really a pioneer of the persecution of witches?
- Weiterführende Links
- Martin Luther and the Jews
- Stationen der Reformation
- Luthergarten in Wittenberg
- Women move the church – since Luther's time
- Reformation in the Christmas parlour
- Reformation und Politik
- Martin Luther and the witches
- Stichwort ...
- In focus: Remembering Jan Hus
- Georg Spalatin