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Les soeurs PAPIN

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born Christine & Léa PAPIN

French Murderers

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Born: on March 08, 1905 in Marigné-Laillé, Sarthe, France
Died: on May 10, 1937 in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, France


Christine Papin (8 March 1905 – 18 May 1937) and Léa Papin (15 September 1911 – 24 July 2001) were two French sisters, live-in maids, who were convicted of murdering their employer's wife and daughter in Le Mans, France, on 2 February 1933. This incident had a significant influence on French intellectuals Jean Genet, Jean-Paul Sartre and Jacques Lacan, who sought to analyze it, and it was thought of by some as symbolic of class struggle. The case has formed the basis of a number of publications, plays and films as well as essays, spoken word, songs, and artwork.

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