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BILD Zeitung (not the most reliable source, I know) published an interview with the GDR's last executioner soon after the fall of the wall. A man who took pride in his work and expected to be recognized for it, he recounted the time where he picked up a prisoner from death row who then threw up all over the van on their way to the gallows. The executioner made him clean up the mess, of course. He believed in people being held to account for their actions... especially when it came to order and cleanliness.


Now that it is recognized by the DDR, I for one now view your blog as a "Hoheitsgebiet."


unfortunately the inscription isn't readable - would you mind to publish the image in higher resolution? (and it looks like a tin-plate sign - what should the citizens do with it? nail it above the doorbell?)

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