Bruno Hauptmann

Bruno Hauptmann, a German immigrant carpenter, was convicted and executed in 1935 for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's 20-month-old son on March 1, 1932. Charles Jr. was missing from his crib inside the Lindbergh home and was found in the woods nearby, 10 weeks later. Hauptmann contended that he had been framed, and various conspiracy theories emerged that proposed that Lindbergh had murdered his own child in an effort to gain publicity; most of these have been refuted or withdrawn. At the time, this saga was considered the “crime of the century.”


Further Reading

Hubbard, K., Duffy, T.The hero's wife. People Weekly55(8)pp. 103–105.(2001, February 26).
Tanenhaus, S.First in flight [Review of Lindbergh by Scott A. Berg]. Books in Reviewpp. 61–63.(1999, January).
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