(* 1908 in Zurich; " 18 October 1940 in Sarnen) is last in Switzerland
after a civilian criminal procedure offenders executed condemned to
death and executed.
That convicted Vollenweider had
been accused already several times and found guilty within only nine
days the Chauffeur Hermann Zwyssig, the postman Emil Stoll as well as
the policeman Alois von Moos to have shot.
After an odyssey by several
institutes for detention in different cantons the canton court in
Obwalden condemned it on 19 September 1940 thereupon to death.
Appellation and petition for pardon are rejected, which considering the
fact that the abolishment of the death penalty was already decided in
Switzerland, it remained not undisputed.
One month later, in the
morning 18 October Hans Vollenweider in the workshop of the penal
establishment in Sarnen with the Guillotine was already executed. The
condemned one rejected last words and a last meal just like the
In the year 2003 Swiss documentary film producer Theo
pass published a documentation over the case Vollenweider: "Vollenweider
- the history of a murderer ".