Episode 2: How did people torture in the Middle Ages and early modern times?

Mirko is under suspicion: an eyewitness claims to have seen him steal the entire day’s takings from the guild master. Now, according to medieval law, torture is used – in the Historical Criminal Museum in Rothenburg o.d. Tauber, branding irons, stretching benches and dry drafts are already waiting for the alleged thief. Will Mirko confess to the crime – even though he claims his innocence?


WRITER: Daniel Sich     DIRECTOR: Robert Wiezorek     CAMERA: Markus Maiwald, Lias Becker     EDITOR: Lisann Schmeing     SOUND: Sven Sajak     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Johanna Kaack (ZDF), Kai Jostmeier (ZDF)