On this date, in 1663 (Dec. 30th), Anna Roleffes was burned as a witch in Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany. She had been arrested in June 1663 and suffered through a long trial, including torture. The records, unusually well preserved, were published in English in 2005. They show that Anna was a poor widow, articulate and intelligent, about 63 years old, able to read, and aware of her rights.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.