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Eugène WEIDMANN

German Eugène WEIDMANN

born Eugen Friedrich WEIDMANN

German criminal who was executed by guillotine in France

Source :  Bernd GROSS

Born: on February 05, 1908 in Frankfurt Am Main, Deutschland, Germany
Died: on June 17, 1939 in Versailles, France


Biography

Weidmann was born in Frankfurt am Main in Germany to the family of an export businessman, and went to school there. He was sent to live with his grandparents at the outbreak of World War I; during this time he started stealing. Later in his 20s he served five years in Saarbrücken jail for robbery.

During his time in jail Weidmann met two men who would later become his partners in crime: Roger Million and Jean Blanc. After their release from jail, they decided to work together to kidnap rich tourists visiting France and steal their money. They rented a villa in Saint-Cloud, near Paris, for this purpose.

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- Category Murderer, rapist