“Nuremberg” / Memorable Fancies #744

[“In Nuremberg during the fourteenth century, the presence of 62 madmen was recorded, and 31 were chased out of town.” – Michel Foucault]

First Question: How were the madmen selected to be chased out of town? Possible answers:

– Standing in a row, every other one, counting off.

– Standing in a group, those who were trying to hide.

– Those who claimed that it was all a mistake.

– Those who were on their knees, begging for mercy.

– Those who were shaking their fists, cursing.

– Those who offered money or precious goods, and were laughed at.

– Those who had been accused, one time or another, of anything by anyone.

Second Question:

What happened to those who remained after the Selektion?

Answer: Perhaps those who left were the lucky ones.



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