Gesche Margarethe Gottfried, geborene Timm, (* 6. März in Bremen; † April in Bremen) war eine Serienmörderin, die durch Arsenik 15 Menschen. wurde sie verhaftet, öffentlich durch das Schwert hingerichtet. Porträt Gesche Gottfrieds aus der Zeit ihrer Gefangenschaft. Die Bremer Giftmörderin Gesche Gottfried. Die schwarze US-Komödie „Arsen und Spitzenhäubchen“ aus dem Jahr , u.a. mit Cary Grant in einer der.
Gesche GottfriedArsen und Spitzenhäubchen, das war Margarethe "Gesche" Gottfried. Der berühmte "Engel von Bremen" war eine Serienmörderin, enthauptet Warum sie. Die Bremer Giftmörderin Gesche Gottfried. Die schwarze US-Komödie „Arsen und Spitzenhäubchen“ aus dem Jahr , u.a. mit Cary Grant in einer der. Gesche Gottfried vergiftete in den Jahren von 18in Bremen insgesamt 15 Menschen, darunter ihre Eltern, drei Kinder und zwei Ehemänner.
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The dignity with which she bore such suffering was remarkable. It must be said that until now, nothing seemed that out of sorts. Diseases such as cholera, typhoid and diptheria were known to wipe out entire families in the European cities of the early 19th century.
Gesche just seemed to have more than her fair share of grieving to do. He was there to comfort her as illness claimed another son, as well as her brother.
The next few years she lived alone in the comfortable home that she had shared with her recently deceased husband, fashionably dressed, yet reserved — stoically bearing the hand fate had dealt.
Before long, however, he lingered in agony before dying. Gesche resolved herself at this point to being alone — albeit with the home that Zimmerman had left her in his will.
The next few years, the thirty-something Gesche attempted to maintain the comfortable, fashionable lifestyle her two deceased husbands and fiance had bequeathed to her.
Sie würden sich im Himmel wiedersehen. Über die Mordmotive der Gesche Gottfried wurde viel diskutiert. Wichtigste Quellen sind also die Verteidigungsschrift ihres Verteidigers Friedrich Leopold Voget und sein wenige Jahre später veröffentlichtes biografisches Buch über Gesche Gottfried.
Die Biografie legt dar, dass die Motive Gesche Gottfrieds selbstsüchtiger Natur gewesen seien, weil ihr Ehemann Johann Miltenberg einer Liebesbeziehung und einer Ehe mit Michael Christoph Gottfried im Wege gestanden habe.
Auch die Eltern seien umgebracht worden, weil sie der Beziehung und einer Ehe ablehnend gegenübergestanden hätten. Die Kinder hätten sterben müssen, weil sie den Eindruck gehabt habe, Gottfried wolle sie ihretwegen nicht heiraten.
Spätere Morde seien aus finanziellen Gründen erfolgt. Dem steht die Darstellung Vogets als Verteidiger gegenüber. Als solcher negiert er diese Motive und legt dar, dass Gottfrieds erster Ehemann der Liebesbeziehung nicht ablehnend gegenübergestanden, sondern sie vielmehr zugelassen habe.
Auch das Verhältnis der Eltern zu ihr sei zu liebevoll und eng gewesen, als dass sie im Weg gestanden haben könnten. Die finanziellen Vorteile der Taten seien eher geringfügig und zum Teil nicht vorhanden gewesen.
Stattdessen betont Voget, dass Gesche Gottfried einen inneren Drang zu Giftmorden verspürt habe. Die nach dem Ende des Prozesses herausgegebene Biografie ist allerdings trotz eines entgegenstehenden Vorworts Vogets keine psychologische Darstellung, sondern als Moralschrift eines zu tiefen religiösen Vorstellungen neigenden Mannes zu verstehen und weist alle Merkmale einer solchen Schrift auf.
In den Vordergrund werden Selbstsucht und Sündhaftigkeit von Gesche Gottfried gestellt. Leumundsaussagen, auf die sich Voget in seiner Verteidigung berufen hatte, werden auf Heuchelei Gesche Gottfrieds zurückgeführt.
Relativ kleine Ereignisse werden als Vorboten des Verbrechens interpretiert. Heutzutage vermuten Geisteswissenschaftler und Polizeipsychologen, dass Johann Miltenberg, Gottfrieds erster Ehemann und erstes Opfer , sterben musste, damit er der sich anbahnenden Affäre seiner Frau mit Michael Christoph Gottfried nicht im Wege stand.
Gottfried was the last person male or female publicly executed in Bremen. She survives well enough in the cultural memory to earn periodic tribute on stage, screen, and literature ….
German speakers might enjoy the Life of Poison-Murderer Gesche Margarethe Gottfried composed by her attorney Friedrich Voget: part 1 , part 2.
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But here again aunt Gottfried came to his aid; she watched over him like a mother; bade him trust in God; and when he de scribed to her his sleepless nights of anguish, she earnestly wished him such sweet rest as blessed her own pillow.
This state of things had continued for upwards of a year, and nobody believed Mr. Rumpff would be long an inhabitant of this world, when, having ordered a pig to be killed for the use of his family, the butcher sent him a small choice bit of the animal to taste, by way of specimen.
He was rather surprised, however, on going to take it from the cupboard, to find it was not as he had left it. He had placed the rind underneath, but it had since been turned; and, on looking more closely, he was startled by perceiving some grains of a white powder sprinkled over it; the more so, that he immediately remembered to have remarked the same appearance on a salad, and on some broth which had been lately served to him.
On the former occasions, he had applied to his good housekeeper, aunt Gottfried, to know what it was; and she had declared it to be grease.
But now, for the first time, a dreadful suspicion possessed him; could it be poison? He said nothing; but secretly sent for his physician; a chemical investigation soon revealed the mystery—the white powder was arsenic.
The discovery was made on the 5th of March; on the 6th, after a cursory examination, Madame Gottfried was arrested.
She was found in bed, and said she was ill; but they carried her away to prison, nevertheless. The tidings of this most unexpected catastrophe soon spread over the city, and the dismay of its inhabitants was past all expression.
A lady so beloved, so respected! So amiable, so friendly, so pious! Then came dark suspicions relative to the past—the strange mortality, the singular similarity of the symptoms that had attended the last illnesses of all who had died in that house.
People scarcely dared whisper their thoughts —but the reality far exceeded their imaginations, and the proceedings against Madame Gottfried disclosed a tissue of horrors, which, all circumstances considered, seems to surpass those of any case on record.
It is not to be wondered at that the ignorant should have sought in the supernatural an explanation of a phenomenon which confounded the experience of the most enlightened.
On being conducted to the city prison, Madame Gottfried denied all knowledge of the crime she was accused of; but a secret here came to light that astonished the beholders little less than the previous disclosures.
Before being conducted to the cell in which she was to be confined, she was, according to established regulations, placed in the hands of the female attendants to be examined; and then, to their amazement, it was discovered that the lovely and admired Madame Gottfried was nothing but a hideous skeleton.
Her fine complexion was artificial—her graceful embonpoint was made up of thirteen pairs of corsets, which she wore one over the other; in short, everything was false about her; and when stripped of her factitious attractions, she stood before the amazed spectators an object no less frightful from her physical deformities than from her moral obliquity.
The effects of this exposure upon her own mind was curious; her powers of deception failed her; the astonishment and indignation she had assumed vanished: she attempted no further denials, but avowed her guilt at once, not in all its fearful details,—it took two years to do that.
She gave the narrative of her crimes piecemeal, as they recurred to her memory; for she had committed so many, that one had effaced the other from her mind.
Even at the last, she admitted that she was by no means certain of having mentioned everybody to whom she had administered poison.
She and a brother, who entered the world at the same moment as herself, were born on the 6th of May, The young man was wild, and joined the army of Napoleon; but Gesche was a model of perfection.
Her person was delicate— almost etherial, her countenance open and attractive, with a smile of benignity ever on her lips, her movements were graceful, her manner bewitching, her demeanour modest, and her conduct unexceptionable.
She was held up as a pattern to the young, and Father Timm, as he was called, was considered blest in the possession of such a daughter.
One thing, however, seems pretty clear, namely, that although the parents led unexceptionable lives, and were what is commonly called highly respectable people, and though the daughter received what is ordinarily considered a virtuous education, the whole was the result of mere worldly motives.
There was no foundation of principle,—no sense of the beauty of virtue, nor delight in its practice for its own sake.
The only object recognized was to gain the approbation and good-will of mankind; and when Gesche Timm found she could attain that end as well by the simulation as by the reality of virtue, she chose the former as the easier of the two.
Her first initiation into crime seems to have been by the way of petty thefts, which she practised on her parents, and of which she allowed her brother, whose frequent misdemeanors laid him more open to suspicion, to bear the blame.
Five years of impunity at length emboldened her to purloin a con siderable sum belonging to a lady who lodged in the house. Father Timm, as usual, fell upon his son; but the mother, who appears by this time to have got an inkling of the truth, bade him hold his hand, and she would presently tell him who was the thief.
Accordingly she went out, and, returning in about half-an-hour, said she had been to a wise woman, who had shown her the face of the real delinquent in a mirror.
At twelve years of age, her school education being completed, she was retained at home to do the house-work and help her father.
She also kept his books; and made herself so useful by her diligence and her readiness as an accountant, that he was more than ever delighted with her, and was induced to commit his affairs more and more to her management; an advantage of which she did not fail to avail herself after her own peculiar fashion: meantime, she was cheerful, obedient, pious, and charitable.
She had tears, too, ready upon all occasions; she wept when her father prayed and sang his morning hymn; and she wept when her victims, writhing in anguish, called on God to pity them and release them from their pains.
Yet, was she a woman of no violent passions. She was neither avaricious, luxurious, nor even sensual; although later in life her lapses from chastity might have given colour to the suspicion.
She was cold, calm, and self-possessing. Her ruling passion was vanity, and an inordinate desire to be admired and respected in the small and humble sphere that surrounded her.
Her amusements were dancing, in which her parents allowed her to take lessons, and acting plays wherein she greatly distinguished herself.
As she was the prettiest, and also the cleverest amongst the young people, the best parts were assigned to her, as well as the most ornamental attire the theatrical wardrobe could produce; so that each representation became to her a triumph, and was anticipated with the most eager delight.
In order to augment her attractions and powers of pleasing, she was desirous of learning music; but Father Timm not only thought this expense beyond his means, but considered so refined an accomplishment ill adapted to a girl who had to do the work of a house-servant, and daily appear before the door with a broom in her hand.
He, however, proposed that she should learn French, and she made an apparent progress that delighted her master; but like everything else about her, it was only apparent.
She had considerable aptness, but no application. Gottfried 's death mask was made to study the facial patterns of criminal women.
This is within the now-obsolete field of study of phrenology. Gottfried's crimes were the inspiration for several works of art and literature.
One such work, a art book by Sarah Bodeman called GIFT: I Made This For You ,  is set up like a pamphlet with fourteen recipes for each of Gottfried's victims.
All of the food was cooked and photographed with the same ingredients and the same sequence of the original food that was made for Gottfried's victims.
Another work titled "Gift" is a graphic novel by Peer Meter, with drawings by Barbara Yelin. Finally, in Murderesses in German Writing, Heroines of Horror ,  Susanne Kord discusses Gottfried and other woman murders, as well as how literature has portrayed these women.
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True Crime. She resided mostly in Bremen Germany. She grew up in a poor, humble family. Her father, Johann Timm was a tailor and her mother, Gesche Margarethe Timm was a seamstress.
She had a twin brother named Johann Timm Jr. Both her and her twin have the same names as their parents. Her parents were very respectable people.
Her father often read Scriptures, attended church, and was described as industrious and of orderly habits. Her twin brother was said to have been a bit wild and joined the Army of Napoleon.
But Gesche was the epitome of perfection. She was held up as a pattern to the young and Father Timm, as he was called, was considered blessed in the possession of such a daughter.
And by all accounts, on the exterior, she was. Even as she committed murder after murder of her own close family and friends; her own children; she remained graceful, stoic, calm, and modest.
She was well-liked and even sought after at one time. As you may be able to tell by now, and because of the nature of our podcast, her exterior was just that.
An exterior. Additionally, she was thought to have been vain and extremely concerned about her appearance to others.
So to bulk herself up, she wore additional corsets-- at the time of her death, there was an auction of them. They went for a very small sum as people thought they had some magical properties or they were cursed.
In wearing multiple corsets at a time for years, they eventually injured her and aggravated the illness she was so desperate to conceal by compressing her waist.
When she was young, she began with small crimes like petty theft of which her twin brother was often blamed for because he was thought to be mischievous.
As she matured, she got bold and stole a considerable sum from a woman who was boarding in their house.
She tried again to let her brother take the heat, and her father was willing to go along with that, but her mother knew better.
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