Hallie Rubenhold is the host of Bad Women: The Ripper Retold. She is an award-winning historian, author, and consultant. Her research has centered on the often-neglected lives of women. Several of…
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Families of Ripper victims often suppressed the memories of their murdered loved ones – fearing the stigma of being related to supposed “prostitutes”. And descendants of men accused of being the infamous killer have also had to endure seeing their ancestors’ reputations sullied.
We hear from a living relatives of Annie Chapman… and of Jacob Levy, a Whitechapel butcher whose appalling struggle with mental illness has caused unsympathetic observers to conclude that he was Jack the Ripper.