Sunday, January 1, 2017

Julia Saldakowa, Galician Serial Killing Angelmaker - 1903


Maryam Blum from Lviv, reported that her neighbors regularly exposed naked infants in the dead of winter as a reliable “angelmaking” method for causing sudden death.

One of the more striking examples was that of  Julia Sałdakowa, a resident of Lviv, reported  in September 1903. She was a woman professionally engaged in childcare, whose charges died within two weeks  following arrival. In a period of three months three children had died in Sałdakowa’s care and it was a fourth death that attracted the attention of the law. Sałdakowa had starved these children and dosed them with a diluted decoction make from poppy bulbs.

[Aleksandra Zaprutko-Janicka, “Galicyjskie fabrykantki aniołków. Nigdy nie osądzone seryjne morderczynie” (“Galician Angelmakers: The Never-Judged Serial Killers”), ciekawoski historyczne, 17 grudnia (December) 2014]

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For more cases of “Baby Farmers,” professional child care providers who murdered children see The Forgotten Serial Killers.

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