Death Penalty and Execution Protest Photos, Photographs and Images
Death Penalty Related Photos
from Western Europe

The following images were taken during a summer 2000 tour through Western Europe. All photos are connected in some way to the death penalty, from depicting a place once used for executions, to gas chambers, to images of crucifixes, to an Italian woman connected with an inmate in the United States.


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Michela Mancini of Naples, Italy, holds a photo of Richard Jones, who was executed by the State of Texas in 2000



Michela Mancini packs her bags in Naples as she prepares to leave in a week to see her friend Richard Jones executed in Texas



Italian newspapers show the death penalty news in the United States



Michela Mancini watches a video of Richard Jones giving an interview from Death Row in Texas



The Pope - an outspoken opponent of the death penalty



A mounted video screen shows the Pope during a public speech in Vatican City



Hooks once used to hang prisoners to death in Berlin, Germany



Hooks once used to hang prisoners to death in Berlin, Germany



The Bridge of Sighs was once a site of executions in Italy



A view of the gravesite in Manarola, Italy, where Scott Lee Moore is buried



The tomb of Scott Lee Moore lies in Manarola, Italy. Moore was exectued by the State of Oklahoma and requested to be buried here.



A barbed prison fence at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp



Gravesite of the Scholls, executed by the German Government for their opposition to Nazi practices







A guard booth with prison fence reflections in the windows (Munich, Germany)



Gravesite of the Scholls, executed by the German Government for their opposition to Nazi practices



A cross inside the Roman Coliseum



The Roman Coliseum - a notorious site for the public executions of Christians



The Fosse Ardeatine - where in 1944, 335 Italians were murdered by the Germans



The Fosse Ardeatine #2



The Fosse Ardeatine #3



Tourists entering The Fosse Ardeatine site



A crucifix in Paris, France



An old prison used to house prisoners before execution in Paris



A grave stone in a Paris cemetery shows a crucifixion



A sign shows warning of electrocution in Paris



Barbed wire in Munich's Dachau Concentration Camp forms a cross



Barbed wire in the Dachau compound



Exterior building of Dachau



Ovens for burning the bodies of executed prisoners at Dachau



A can of gas pellets that were once used to gas prisoners to death in a Germany's Mauthausen concentration camp



A can of gas pellets that were once used to gas prisoners to death in a Germany's Mauthausen concentration camp



Hallway of a prison where prisoners here held before execution at Mauthausen



Mauthausen gas chamber - #1



Mauthausen gas chamber - #2



Lethal injection needle used at Mauthausen to kill prisoners. The idea was later adapted to be used in Texas for executions in 1983.



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