Massacre of the Prisoners of St. Germain Abbey

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Title

Massacre of the Prisoners of St. Germain Abbey

Description

In one of the most widely reported incidents of the September massacres, a "jury" of twelve "commissioners" was formed spontaneously in the Saint–Germain Abbey to judge the refractory clergy held there as prisoners. After an interrogation and threats of "prealable interrogation" (a form of torture used by the Inquisition), the convicted criminals were put to death in the name of "the people." The event was discussed favorably by the radical newspaper, the R*volutions de Paris. This woodcut appeared alongside the article.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1792

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/100/|<span>Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 128, Pièces 11231-11307, période : 1792</span>|<span>de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 29 (pièces 4856-5017), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

100

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

9.5 x 15 cm

Title (French)

Massacre des prisonniers de l'Abbaye St Germain

Caption

Douze commissaires nommés par le peuple sont installés au guichet de la prison, et jugent les détenus d'après le registre d'ecrou, et un interrogatoire préalable; aprés quoi ceux qui etoient reconnus criminels, etoient sur le Champ mis a mort par le peuple.

Citation

None Identified, “Massacre of the Prisoners of St. Germain Abbey,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed June 14, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/100.