The Whitechapel murders
In Adrian Room’s An A-Z of British Life (1990: 184) one can read that Jack the Ripper was “the nickname given to the undiscovered murderer of at least seven women in London in 1888.” The number seven might be a bit too high, but it is sure that he killed at least five prostitutes and mutilated four of them brutally. The so-called “canonical five” are Mary-Ann “Polly” Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly. They were murdered in London’s East End, which “was at one time famous for its docks […] and notorious for its slums” (Room 1990: 110). The East End, especially the district of Whitechapel, where “nearly two-thirds of its population lived below the poverty line, while 13 per cent faced daily starvation” was the perfect place to commit these crimes. It was a place, where “prostitution and crime were inseparably linked” (Evans & Rumbelow 2006: 37).„Jack the Ripper tour 2019“ weiterlesen
Ursprungsplan: Zusammen mit Sambal Olek am 13.12.18 zu A Perfect Circle in die Sporthalle in Hamburg. Unterkunft ein freies WG Zimmer eines Bekannten in Veddel.
Nachdem Sambal dann am 14.12. leider direkt wieder mittags fahren musste (Arbeit!), machte ich mir ein nettes Wochenende in psychogeographischer Manier in HH.
„Hamburg, 13. – 16.12.18“ weiterlesen