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A Demon-Haunted Land

A Demon-Haunted Land

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In the aftermath of World War II, supernatural events swept through war-torn Germany: A messianic faith healer rose to extraordinary fame, prayer groups performed exorcisms, and enormous crowds traveled to witness apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Most strikingly, scores of people accused their neighbors of witchcraft, and found themselves in turn hauled into court on charges of defamation, assault, and ... More
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In the aftermath of World War II, supernatural events swept through war-torn Germany: A messianic faith healer rose to extraordinary fame, prayer groups performed exorcisms, and enormous crowds traveled to witness apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Most strikingly, scores of people accused their neighbors of witchcraft, and found themselves in turn hauled into court on charges of defamation, assault, and even murder. What linked these events, suggests Monica Black, was a widespread preoccupation with evil, and as she proves here, it was a direct result of trying to bury a horrific legacy of war and genocide.


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