The dancer Mata Hari is executed in Vincennes. She was convicted of espionage.
There was a time when all of Paris gathered to look at her famous belly dance. She performed in European capitals. Her other dance of the Devil, otherwise known as the Mephistopheles, produced just as much furor. She was beautiful, flexible and seductive. She wasn’t prone to debauchery, she took everything life offered her. And she succeeded in many things. Once, she appeared on stage with a black diamond on her chest, which drove all the Parisians crazy… See more
Hari was also known by many due to her eccentricity. She sometimes appeared on the Paris boulevards among kittens and monkeys. Since the beginning of the war, she began to lead a very reckless life. She spent all her time in the company of officers. They paid attention to her. Began to follow her. It turned out that she handed military secrets to Germany. She was arrested, and when all the circumstances of her vile betrayal were revealed, she was shot at Vincennes.
Not a life, but some sort of tabloid novel. At the same time, a terrible novel, a tragedy against the background of the sea of blood, the flaming cities, the roar of guns and the heartbreaking moans of the perishing… She did not value anything, she only took everything from life. And she got was she deserved… The corpse of her young body, they say, of a beautiful body, is disfigured by bloody stains, lies buried in a Vincennes ditch. She paid for what she has done. And the others…
I was arrested on February 13. That’s all. In closing, I want to protest once again. I’ve never spied against France, nor have I even attempted to do so. I haven’t written a single letter I shouldn’t have written. I’ve never asked my friends for information which did not concern me, and I’ve never set foot anywhere I had no business to be. My original intention was to remain in France for no more than three months. My thoughts were only of my lover. Espionage couldn’t be further from my mind. Only circumstances decided otherwise.
Margaretha Zelle, female, also known as Mata Hari, lives in the Palace Hotel, is Protestant, a foreigner born in the Netherlands on August 7, 1876, 1.78 meters tall, and literate, is accused of espionage, in part for passing state secrets, or for collecting information constituting a state secret with the purpose of transferring it to the enemy, and with the intention to helping the enemy carrying out its operations. She was delivered to the Saint-Lazare prison and imprisoned in a cell No. 12.