- 明治大学博物館研究報告 (ISSN:13420941)
- vol.6, pp.41-77, 2001-03-30
In 1997 a special exhibition "The Exhibition of Torture in Europe - Think about the Human Rights and Liberty - " was held at the Criminal Museum of Meiji University in Asia for the first time under the sponsorship of this museum, Japan Frontier Association, and the Museum of Medieval Crimes in Italy. The period of this exhibition ended once on October 14, however, many citizens' wish, "it is impossible to hold such an exhibition again in Japan, so we wish it to be extended," was heard. We responded to their voices, and extended the exhibition that successfully closed on December 14. This paper contains the slides and talk that was held as a special commemorative project for the extended exhibition period. It explains the apparatus for torture / execution exhibited in "The Exhibition of Torture in Europe" introducing illustrations from Europe and Japan. I shall be happy if this will be a good opportunity to gain more extensive knowledge on cruelty and inhumanity of torture and execution, and deepen more understanding on the respect for the human rights and liberty.