Josef Jacobs

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  • Song Name: Josef Jacobs
  • Artist: Historic Royal Palaces
  • Album: Prisoners at the Tower of London
  • Year: 2010

Executed at the Tower of London in 1941, Josef Jacobs was the Tower’s final state prisoner and the last person to have been executed within its walls. This podcast, created for the Tower of London’s 2010-11 ‘Prisoners and Punishment’ display, explores the story of Jacobs’ arrival in England and subsequent imprisonment and execution at the Tower.

Produced by HRP Tower of London Education Service in conjunction with the Royal Armouries.

This podcast uses the following music and sound files:
• ‘Tuning in short wave radio’, from Special FX – volume 3
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• Gunshots from ‘dobroide’ (20061105.gunshot.03.wav)