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August 18th, 2012, 12:46
an axe from the collection of the new Märkisches Provinzialmuseum in Berlin was used to execute Max Hödel after his attempt to assassinate the Kaiser Wilhelm, back in 1878. Sometimes items from museums find practical use.

After the incident (1892) a competition was held for a building to house the collection of axes, but the results were disappointing. 76 entries were received. The winning design proved to be unsuitable. And too expensive. And the architect had died. The project was shelved.

pibbur who doesn't know the name of the excecutioner, but would not be surprised if it was Eugen (german). And who wonders about the 75 other entries of presumably even lower quality..

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