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Old 17th January 2021, 11:09 AM   #152
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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle View Post
It also became a family business in some cases

"For over 200 years the Grossholtz or Grosholtz family worked as executioners in France and Germany. Often the children would follow in the father's footsteps. This is how the family dynasty came about. As far as I can tell the family lived in the village of Landser where the first executioner resided."

http://memorykeepernotes.blogspot.co...ecutioner.html
In France the Sanson family served the kings for generations, and continued work after the Revolution.
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