Modern Marvels

Season 7 Episode 37

Death Devices

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 14, 2000 on The History Channel
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Death Devices
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The hangman, guillotine, gas chamber, firing squad, and electric chair are just a few of the ways in which societies have rid themselves of those who committed capital crimes. And throughout history, a select few have developed the devices that have carried out the mandate of the people. This is the dark story of those inventors and the macabre history of execution mechanics--from the first "stone" of antiquity, the dungeons of the Inquisition, and Nazi death camps to today's sterile injection chambers--with a peek at the future of death technologymoreless

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Julius Rosenberg

Julius Rosenberg

Himself (Archival Footage)

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Ethel Rosenberg

Ethel Rosenberg

Herself (Archival Footage)

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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

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Max Raphael

Max Raphael

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