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Ugly History: Witch Hunts - Brian A. Pavlac

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In the German town of Nördlingen in 1593, innkeeper Maria Höll found herself accused of witchcraft. She was arrested for questioning, and denied the charges. She insisted she wasn’t a witch through 62 rounds of torture before her accusers finally released her. Other accused witches weren’t so “lucky." Why did these witch hunts occur? Brian A. Pavlac digs into this horrific chapter in human history.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Brian A. Pavlac
  • Director Lisa LaBracio
  • Narrator Adrian Dannatt
  • Animator Lisa LaBracio
  • Background Artist Tara Sunil Thomas
  • Clean Up Animator Lisa LaBracio, Tara Sunil Thomas
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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