About That Figure of Nine Million Witches Burned

By Max Dashu of Suppressed Histories First, what Matilda Joslyn Gage wrote: “It is computed from historical records that nine millions of persons were put to death for witchcraft. The greater number of this incredible number were women.” Her figure came from Gottfried Christian Voigt, as Wolfgang Behringer has documented: “Voigt published it in a […]

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