On a hot, humid August evening in 1933, in a working-class neighborhood in Paris, eighteen-year-old Violette Nozière gave her mother and father glasses of barbiturate-laced “medication,” which she told them had been prescribed by the family doctor; her father died while the mother barely survived. Almost immediately Violette’s act of “double parricide” became the most sensational private crime of the French interwar era—discussed and debated so passionately that it was compared to the Dreyfus Affair. Why would the beloved only child of respectable parents do such a thing?
In the end she was found guilty, sentenced to death. Then the sentenced was commuted to life at hard labor … then down to 12 years … then finally released from prison in 1945.
Final Resting Place:
Neuvy-sur-Loire communal cemetery
intersection of Rue du Coudray and Chemin du Colombier
Neuvy-sur-Loire, , 58450
Grave Location Description
Violette Nozière can be found resting at the communal cemetery of Neuvy-sur-Loire in the Bourgogne region in France. From the entry gates walk towards the center of the small cemetery. Now continue to walk to the back wall and her family grave can be found approximately 8 spaces from the back of the cemetery.