The Dark Origins of Hansel and Gretel

Season 2 Episode 2 | 9m 9s | Video has closed captioning.

Hansel and Gretel is one of the most famous fairy tales of the Western world, and contains one of the most notorious witches. In this episode you’ll learn about witch trials in Germany, the role famine and poverty play in creating monsters, and how the Grimm brothers evolved oral folklore into legendary tales. The real story of Hansel and Gretel is even more scary than you think.

Aired: 02/28/20

Rating: NR


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