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Pair of gold leaf and black lacquered mirrors, studs, two-tone chain
16 x 22 x 1 cm (each)
PAPIN' SISTERS The couple of murderous sisters who shocked France in 1933. Christine and Léa Papin, (born on March 8, 1905 and September 15, 1911, respectively, and died May 18, 1937 and July 24, 2001, respectively), better known as the Papin sisters, were two domestic workers who on February 2, 1933 in Le Mans, massacred the woman, wife of a wealthy lawyer for whom they were both employed and her daughter. This tragic event, which will be known as the Papin case (Affaire Papin), was followed by a trial, which aroused much interest in France, both in the working classes and in intellectual circles. Interest degenerated into mania and excitement that transcended the crime committed, raising social issues such as exploitation at work, of some categories. Many writers have drawn inspiration from this story.