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  Whipping Post
by alancollins

Right outside the town hall is a replica whipping post which dates from 1535, the original being in a local museum. It was here that criminals, trouble-makers, and hooligans were whipped, executed or led to the city boundaries before being banished from Poznan. The figure standing on top of the post depicts the executioner of Poznan. I have seen these whipping posts in other Polish towns that have survived too today. The funds for the statue were raised from fines.

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  • Written May 25, 2008
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