Monday, August 24, 2015

Anna Bergmann, Champion Black Widow – Berlin, 1905


Suspected of five husband-murders.

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FULL TEXT: Berlin, Nov. 18. – While the United States has produced a number of gentlemen with many wives we have gone one step further in this city and have given to the world a female Bluebeard in the person of Frau Anna Bergmann of Berlin, whose latest deceased husband was Johann Bergmann.

A woman of extreme beauty, she married when she was eighteen years of age, but her husband died after three years of unhappy married life. Her second husband died suddenly and her third shot himself. Suspicious circumstances point to the fact that a revolver had been placed in his hand after death.

In Paris she had three or four more matrimonial experiences, all ending disastrously to her husbands, and now the body of the last husband has been and poison has been found and the trial is to begin.

[“Is A Female Bluebeard – Woman of Extreme Beauty Suspected of Great Crimes,” The Wichita Beacon (Ks.), Nov. 18, 1905, p. 7]

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For links to other cases of woman who murdered 2 or more husbands (or paramours), see Black Widow Serial Killers.

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