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Massacre of the Prisoners

Print of attack on prisoners


Yet another image from the newspaper R*volutions de Paris shows crowds massacring refractory clergy and prisoners. These panels reveal similar occurrences at the police prisons of the Chatelet and the Bic*tre, where altogether an estimated 800 were killed in the first week of September.


Title in French
Châtelet ; Bicêtre. Massacre des prisonniers

Massacre des prisonniers de la Prison du Châtelet et de la Maison de Bicétre le deux et trois Septembre et jours suivantes au nombre d'environ huit cents


Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE FOL-QB-201 (128)

Michel Hennin. Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France. Tome 128, Pièces 11231-11307, période : 1792

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